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push the right button(s)

To do all of the right things in order to succeed or achieve a particular outcome. Though they were considered underdogs going into the match, the team managed to push the right buttons and secure a comeback victory. The film pushes all the right buttons, with just the right amount of humor, tension, and emotional drama to keep the viewer engaged from start to finish.
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It's just having someone to push the right button and give us things to work on.
It doesn't matter what you're flying, if the airplane isn't doing what you--the pilot in command--want it to, and know to be safe, either push the right button or turn it all off and do it yourself.
I'm getting rid of the anger from the Barcelona match, but if you push the right button in my soul you will find a bit of anger," said Hiddink.
One, a variation on Pac-man, came about because our mouse has two buttons on it: push the left button and you can draw; push the right button and you can erase.
The first one was to see if the tech no phobic leader of the world's most powerful nation could workout how to push the right button on his White House computer.
They refused to push the right button to support striking Unison members, despite being supported directly by Unison.
I try to push the right buttons to get the best out of every player, and I feel like I know them well and look after them.
With a recommended retail price of just Dh369, it'll certainly push the right buttons for anyone.
During the 5-minute interview, Whitlock did his best to push the right buttons to inflame the controversy and increase the viral spread of his anti-gun comments and his name.
Our challenge is to push the right buttons and focus on areas where we can add value.
Push the right buttons in away only you can Cancer.
Push the right buttons in a way only you can, Cancer.
1 there we would have suggested razing it, not enlarging it--can't Arkansas and/or Little Rock push the right buttons for the TWO games a year that mean so much to central Arkansans (not to mention eastern and southern Arkansans)?
We tried to push the right buttons, to stimulate them to do the right things.
This time it will be on a national level so I will have to push the right buttons in just a week to get the winning climate and team spirit.