send the right message

send the right message

To do or say something that communicates a particular desired meaning, either implicitly or explicitly. We're hoping that this legislation will send the right message to young people around the country. I know you're trying to foster better workplace relations between employees, but I don't think forcing people to sit in assigned spots during lunch will send the right message.
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send the right (or wrong) message

make a significant statement, either implicitly or by your actions.
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Maybe that would send the right message to nurses and doctors - Scotland needs you.
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We believe that choosing a fair and equal tax policy for SSBs will send the right message to American and other foreign investors-and the Philippines on track to grow economically while continuing to attract investment which will help propel this growth benefiting all Filipinos,' they added.
With Triton's technology, it became easier for advertisers to access our inventory in an automated fashion, and enables them to send the right message at the right time and in the right place so it truly resonates with listeners.
Alia said: "It is important to send the right message to the world about the UAE.
The adoption of fortifications by criminal groups allows them extra security when breaking the law and are intimidating to those living in the communities, and these laws will send the right message that this will not be tolerated in Tasmania.
It doesn't send the right message out to the rest of the squad.
We hope that such exemplary efforts will send the right message to national and regional companies within the UAE to support and help develop charitable initiatives for the benefit of the underprivileged.
Doing so would build good will, and send the right message about how to combat a range of ills, from terrorism to graffiti: Put good people in place to enjoy a public resource and you help drive away the very few who might be up to no good.
And if they are not people from the hotel, and instead an external company, they can have another point of view and may not send the right message.
Best choice "It is important to send the right message to our fans and observers alike, and what we have noticed is that Nishad has done exactly that.
Ivan Hollingsworth, 38, a pharmaceutical rep, said: "It is critical that sports clubs support charities as they have a huge influence over children, and it is helping to send the right message to youngsters.
New Zealand took a 1-0 lead in the five-match ODI series with a 24-run win in the first one-dayer and McClenaghan hoped some good showings will send the right message to other top teams.
The Council conclusions send the right message by stating that we need a single integrated framework that brings together the strands of poverty, sustainability, equity and security.
The Mayor made it very clear to the Commissioner (of the Metropolitan Police), and the Commissioner down to his staff as well, that it is about putting out the right number to send the right message.