Definition of strike or hit a false note in English:
Appear insincere or inappropriate: she greeted him gushingly, and that struck a false note
More example sentences
- He did his best under difficult circumstances, but remained a tense, suspicious figure whose occasional attempts at cheery bonhomie always struck a false note with us.
- She has not struck a false note or made a single misstep.
- But my basic impression was that Edwards didn't strike a false note for the entire 90 minutes.