One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Cause someone to feel sympathy, emotion, or enthusiasm.‘the issue of food safety strikes a chord with almost everyone’
- ‘Ang Lee's martial arts romance - a tale of thwarted love and tortured honour among warriors in Han-dynasty China - has touched a chord with film-goers on both sides of the Atlantic.’
- ‘Spear claims he is only making music about what he knows and if that touches a chord in his listeners, so be it.’
- ‘Sunitha touched a chord when she said, ‘This is a journey for evoking generosity, hope and happiness.’’
- ‘The reaction has been mixed, but when an organisation like the Consumers' Association supports it, you know that it is touching a chord with the ordinary people of the country.’
- ‘I think it strikes a chord because it reflects the authors' enthusiasm and passion for their pursuits, however various, and their love of exploration and learning.’
- ‘I feel women directors bring a refreshingly emotional approach to films, which strikes a chord with the masses.’
- ‘It touches a chord somewhere and people think it's great fun.’
- ‘His writing was funny and touched a chord with millions of people.’
- ‘But there has to be something about the character that strikes a chord in you emotionally.’
- ‘Her enthusiasm apparently strikes a chord as more and more women become involved in a formerly forbidden athletic arena.’
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