push the right button(s)

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 US team managed to push the right buttons and secure a comeback victory. The film pushes all the right buttons, with just the right amounts of humor, tension, and emotional drama to keep the viewer engaged from start to finish.
See also: push, right