strike the right chord

strike the right chord

To be perfectly suitable for a particular situation or circumstance; to get something exactly right. The commercial struck the right chord with its target audience, and was one of the most highly rated spots of the year. It's tricky trying to strike the right chord during a job interview, when you're trying to sell yourself while remaining relatable.
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strike (or touch) the right chord

skilfully appeal to or arouse a particular emotion in others.
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Of course they will have to strike the right chord with judges and experts first.
Of course they will have to strike the right chord with judges, such as chef Angela Hartnett, and experts first.
Prega News, with its myriad campaigns, has been known to raise the right issues around motherhood and strike the right chord with its audience.
It's how an environment and upbringing influences someone for who he becomes as a person -- what he perceives and his approach to life and relations," adds Sanam "The play is an emotional journey that will take you down and strike the right chord in terms of what needs to be changed and looked upon.
While some scored success, some stories did not strike the right chord with the audience.
He will be hoping the expensive replacement for Loris Karius is more Ray Clemence than Ry Cooder over the next six years, but it took less than three minutes for the Brazilian to strike the right chord at Dublin's Aviva Stadium.
By CARL MARKHAM at Otkrytie Arena LI V E R P O O L' S eight-year wait for an away win in the Champions League continued in Russia as Jurgen Klopp's muchvaunted 'Fab Four' failed to strike the right chord in the 1-1 draw with Spartak Moscow.
Turkish officials, and President Erdoy-an in particular, have proved adept at shaping their message to strike the right chord in the domestic arena.
Lancaster addressed his squad at their Surrey training camp on Sunday night, using a video to help strike the right chord for a career-defining event.
Stickers let you personalize your chats and strike the right chord with people around the world who rely on stickers in chats when they connect with colleagues, family, friends, peers and partners.
STAR-SPANGLED SPIRIT EXTREMELY flavoursome, single malt whiskey's such as this award-winning Lone Star from Texan distiller Chip Tate should strike the right chord with its warm, woody spice (it's distilled from malted barley and aged in ex-bourbon American oak) and expressive malty finish.
"For the value-conscious Indian market, we hope our revamped menu will strike the right chord, especially at a time when a lot of airlines are cutting corners," Christopher Fordyce, Regional Commercial Manager, British Airways (South Asia), said at a media interaction where the new menu was unveiled.
In these belt-tightening times, you may well wonder why the taxpayer spent pounds 6.1 million last year on subsidising food and drink in the House of Commons and David Cameron's promise to do something about it might strike the right chord.
COLIN MALONE hopes to strike the right chord when the draw for the fourth round of the JJB Sports Irish Cup is made next week.
Suppliers have been trying to strike the right chord with consumers by offering products with well-defined health benefits.
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