Sound/strike a note - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
sound/strike a note
strike (or sound) a — note express a feeling or view of a particular kind.
2000 Times John McCain …was expected to strike a hawkish note last night, calling for the upgrading of the Armed Forces.
sound/strike a ˈnote (of ˈsth) express feelings or opinions of a particular kind: She sounded a note of warning in her speech.