strike the right note


strike the right note
   If you strike or hit the right note, you say or do something suitable or appropriate.
   

He struck the right note with his future mother-in-law when he gave her a book on gardening - her favourite hobby!


English Idioms & idiomatic expressions. 2014.

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  • strike the right note — hit/strike the right note if something you say or do hits the right note, it is suitable and has a good effect. He saw his remarks had struck the right note his friend was smiling now. The General s calm manner hit the right note of moderation,… …   New idioms dictionary

  • strike the right note — to say or do something that is suited to a particular occasion. Marjorie planned the party carefully because she wanted to strike the right note with her guests …   New idioms dictionary

  • strike the right note — hit/strike the right/wrong ˈnote idiom (especially BrE) to do, say or write sth that is suitable/not suitable for a particular occasion • It is a bizarre tale and the author hits just the right note of horror and disbelief. Main entry: ↑noteidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • strike the right note — hit the target, strike the proper place …   English contemporary dictionary

  • strike the wrong note — hit/strike the right/wrong ˈnote idiom (especially BrE) to do, say or write sth that is suitable/not suitable for a particular occasion • It is a bizarre tale and the author hits just the right note of horror and disbelief. Main entry: ↑noteidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • strike the right — ● note …   Useful english dictionary

  • hit the right note — hit/strike the right note if something you say or do hits the right note, it is suitable and has a good effect. He saw his remarks had struck the right note his friend was smiling now. The General s calm manner hit the right note of moderation,… …   New idioms dictionary

  • hit the right note — If you hit the right note, you speak or act in a way that has a positive effect on people.( Strike the right note is also used.) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • hit the right note — I see note II hit (or strike) the right (or wrong) note say or do something in exactly the right (or wrong) way * * * hit/strike the right/wrong ˈnote idiom (especially BrE) to do, say or write sth that is suitable/not suitable for a particular… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hit (or strike) the right (or wrong) note — say or do something in the right (or wrong) way. → note …   English new terms dictionary