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English definition of “strike a chord”

strike a chord

If something strikes a chord, it causes people to approve of it or agree with it: The party's policy on childcare facilities has struck a responsive chord with women voters. Her speech struck a sympathetic chord among business leaders. If something strikes a chord, it causes people to remember something else because it is similar to it.
(Definition of strike a chord from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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