strike/touch a chord in/with

idiom

: to strongly impress (someone)
Her comments about political corruption clearly struck a chord with many voters.

Examples of strike/touch a chord in/with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But adding other structures such as rock-climbing walls or a themed, imaginative play element could strike a chord with every youngster. Brianna Kamienski, USA TODAY, 27 Mar. 2024 While rooted in current events in Georgia, Chichua says the universal, coming-of-age story will strike a chord with a younger generation wrestling with the turmoil of the present moment and the uncertainty of the future. Christopher Vourlias, Variety, 18 Feb. 2024 This dark but strangely relatable tale of a pet's love that transcends death will strike a chord with kids and adults. Danny Horn, EW.com, 6 Oct. 2023 But, what were all of the ingredients that helped the series strike a chord with so many viewers? Demetrius Patterson, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Dec. 2023 That potent finish could strike a chord with voters, though like De Niro in The Irishman, Barrino may be in danger of being overshadowed by her flashier co-stars. Vulture, 24 Nov. 2023 Zylberstein hopes the film will strike a chord in America and build on the current political momentum. Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 3 Sep. 2023 Restaurant workers who lost homes in Maui fire strike a chord with those looking to help. USA TODAY, 21 Aug. 2023 Garza is making her first run for statewide office and has been a leader in trying to preserve reproductive rights for women, as well as other issues that could strike a chord with voters. Dallas News, 25 July 2022

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Dictionary Entries Near strike/touch a chord in/with

strike-through

strike/touch a chord in/with

strike up

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“Strike/touch a chord in/with.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strike%2Ftouch%20a%20chord%20in%2Fwith. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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