Definition of hit or strike the right or wrong note in English:
Say or do something in a way that is very suitable (or unsuitable) for a particular audience or occasion.
- But the idea has struck the wrong note with a leading Tory councillor.
- It's odd that they haven't struck the right note; after all, music is one of the things television does very well, as is cheap melodrama - the combination of the two should have been obvious.
- On the morning of the World Cup final in November, Grays shoved a message of support under my hotel room door where we were staying in Manly and it struck the right note, so to speak.
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