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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We got to see the prime minister's magnanimous side, and her strong resolve to use the political office to send the right message to people.
Even in Railways, we are now studying profiles of many officers to see if some action can be initiated against them to send the right message," said Goyal.
'The rate of drug abuse in the society cannot be over-emphasised, so this movie will send the right message to its target,' he said.
How can that send the right message to the next aspiring generation?
He was trying to be positive and send the right message.
"Tama ang mensahe nito na kung sino man din ang nagbabalak -- maaring nasa pwesto, maaring wala - 'pag gumawa ka ng ganyan, ay dapat pagbayaran sa batas (It would send the right message to whoever is planning to violate laws -- may it be those in government position or those who are not -- that if you committed such a crime, you would pay for it)," she added.
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.
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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.
A suspended sentence does not send the right message and does not reflect the seriousness of the crime."
It doesn't send the right message out to the rest of the squad.
"' Try and hit the stumps next time, not my body.' You have got to send the right message across.