hit the right note

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hit the right note

To be perfectly suitable for a particular situation or circumstance; to get it exactly right. The commercial hit the right note with its target audience, and was one of the most highly rated spots of the year. It's tricky trying to hit the right note during a job interview, when you're trying to sell yourself while remaining relatable.
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hit (or strike) the right (or wrong) note

say or do something in exactly the right (or wrong) way.
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hit/strike the right/wrong ˈnote

(especially British English) do, say or write something that is suitable/not suitable for a particular occasion: Somehow, he managed to strike just the right note in his final election speech.
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