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press/push the right button(s)

to do ​exactly what is ​necessary to get the ​result that you ​want: You have to ​know how to ​push all the right ​buttons if you ​want to be a ​successfuldiplomat.
(Definition of press/push the right button(s) from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “press/push the right button(s)”
in Chinese (Simplified) 抓住要点,抓住要害…
in Chinese (Traditional) 抓住要點,抓住要害…
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