Definition of tick all the (right) boxes in English:

tick all the (right) boxes


  • Fulfil all the necessary requirements.

    ‘the new album should tick all the right boxes for their many fans’
    • ‘Lulu, a former Eurovision winner who appeared on the show, said that Miss Ewen " ticked all the boxes ".’
    • ‘Just two hours from Paris yet within a feasible drive to the tin can if the weather was bad, it was ticking all the boxes.’
    • ‘Fox is a crime writer who can tick all the right boxes.’
    • ‘No contender, real or perceived, ticks all the boxes.’
    • ‘Good quality veneered furniture, reconstituted stone, granite sheeting do a job and will tick all the boxes for the discerning yet canny shopper.’
    • ‘Still, it cornered smartly, everything looked tidy and it ticked all the right boxes for practicality.’
    • ‘His background ticks all the right boxes for working for the royals, not least working closely with the UN special envoy in Sarajevo.’
    • ‘The spokesman said he " ticked all the boxes ".’
    • ‘With a cast that tick all the boxes, this show is sure to be one of this season's must sees.’
    • ‘I think that ticks all the boxes.’