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strike a chord

To elicit a significant reaction, especially one which is favorable or sympathetic.

[T]his brand of ecstatic meditation, shared by the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, has struck a chord with record-buyers, and works such as "The Protecting Veil" (1989) for cello and strings have achieved cult status and huge sales on disc.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

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strike a chordTo convey a feeling or meaning which someone personally internalizes and takes to heart.
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