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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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.
Still, he manages to strike the right chord with the audience.
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.
I like the challenge of figuring out how I can reach out and strike the right chord so we can start talking about how together we can work to solve a problem.
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.
However, the app failed to strike the right chord among users who preferred many competing music apps on the market.
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.
Dubai: The introduction of a third telecom operator in the UAE will strike the right chord with consumers and benefit the end users, as it would enable the normalisation of tariffs, industry experts said.
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.
Babyfood has continued to drive share and grow sales, suggesting that organic has continued to strike the right chord with young mums who want to give their babies the best start in life.
The Chat Shop Music Programme has received the chunk of cash from the Government's Youth Opportunity Fund to help its 30 young people strike the right chord.
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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