The phrase uttered by James Bond (SEAN CONNERY) when a scientist deactivates the atomic device in Goldfinger. It’s a confusing phrase, since the counter actually stops at 007.
Editor Peter Hunt offered a simple explanation. The idea of stopping the counter at 007 was an afterthought that was inserted into the film after the actors had already finished their dubbing chores. Since Sean Connery was not available to “loop” his lines, the “three more ticks” quip was left in. Originally, the counter was set to stop at 003.