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    What's the meaning of boxes ticked?

    How to understand "boxes ticked" in the following sentence? Thanks!

    “Nothing fails like success”, wrote Peter Senge in 1990, pointing to the complacency that comes with competitive advantage, good reports, high marks and boxes ticked.

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    Re: What's the meaning of boxes ticked?

    A "ticked box" is one with a check mark in it. That signifies that something was accomplished.

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    Re: What's the meaning of boxes ticked?

    It's used metaphorically here, with the meaning Mike gave.

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    'I can't fault this hotel; it ticks all my boxes' (it fulfils my expectations in every way).

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