hit the high notes

hit the high notes

1. To successfully sing notes that have a high frequency. You know I can't hit the high notes—I'm an alto. A: "Can you hit the notes like Mariah Carey does on the record?" B: "Probably not, but I'll try."
2. To achieve or produce an especially satisfying or exceptional level of quality. Two months into the season, and the new quarterback still isn't hitting the high notes. The company has continued hitting the high notes in its most recent fiscal quarter. The curry hits all the high notes in terms of seasoning.
See also: high, hit, note
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