Hit the right note

Idiom

Hit the Right Note

Definition

This expression means to take the correct approach or say the right thing in a given situation.

Examples

He always seems to hit the right note with his speeches.

She hit the right note with her apology and was forgiven.

Origin

This idiom was first recorded in the early 20th century, although its exact origin is unknown.

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