hit the right chord

hit the right chord

To be perfectly suitable for a particular situation or circumstance; to get it exactly right. The commercial hit the right chord with its target audience, and was one of the most highly rated spots of the year. It's tricky trying to hit the right chord during a job interview, when you're trying to sell yourself while remaining relatable.
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Meanwhile, Gokulam FC has hit the right chord at the right time and their five wins out of six in the last six rounds are one of the best in the division.
Rahman's Netru, Indru, Naalai (Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow) gig at the London event on July 8 didn't hit the right chord with his fan base in its entirety, with admirers of his Bollywood numbers especially miffed.
While highbrow critics and pundits of the Wiseman school may fume at the docu's loose structure and arguably loaded angle, this is juicy entertainment for a general audience, and should hit the right chord with any family-friendly or educational channel.
The P seems to have hit the right chord with Delhiites, with almost every survey concluding that it would at least notch up 15 seats.
The lads can't wait to tour again and Barry reckons the new album will hit the right chord with fans.
Leap forward three years, after much toil and turmoil, the trio has finally hit the right chord.
The staging was simple - Bugg, his guitar and a backing band lurking in the shadows - but every song hit the right chord with an eclectic crowd.
In some ways, taking a competition seriously will hit the right chord with Toon fans.
But overall we are optimistic that retailers' promotions will hit the right chord with holiday shoppers.
Kumar clearly hit the right chord with his choice of words.
The fact that Google Editions announced content without digital rights management will not hit the right chord with major publishers.
A VALLEYS male choir is hoping to hit the right chord in its recruitment drive for new members.
While the Williams victory has hit the right chord here, it sent few ripples across the pond and Audley is some way off any title shot just yet.
His pep talks obviously hit the right chord as Andrew Thornton, Tom Scudamore, Jamie Moore and the not-so-British Mick Fitzgerald, Timmy Murphy and Tom Doyle - there just aren't enough Brits to go around - handed out a masterclass to their Irish weighing-room colleagues.
WE don't like everything that Wales' first lady of film has starred in,but this time she's hit the right chord.