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strike (or touch) the right chord

Definition of strike or touch the right chord in English:

Skilfully appeal to or arouse a particular emotion in others: Dickens knew how to strike the right chord in the hearts of his readers
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  • She seems to have struck the right chord with her dynamic vocals, Cinderella story and effervescent personality.
  • Did he strike the right chord, do you think, Karen?
  • The simplicity and sincerity of the Toda song did indeed touch the right chord in the visitors.
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