hit the right note


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

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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. 2012.

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  • 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 — ► hit the right (or wrong) note say or do something in the right (or wrong) way. Main Entry: ↑note …   English terms dictionary

  • hit 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

  • hit the wrong note — ► hit the right (or wrong) note say or do something in the right (or wrong) way. Main Entry: ↑note …   English terms dictionary

  • 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 —    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

  • 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

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