Trigger a feeling or memory, as in That poem strikes a chord in all those touched by the Holocaust. This term alludes to striking the strings or keys of a musical instrument. [ First half of 1800s ]
- Strike a happy medium
see: happy medium
noun 1. money paid to strikers by a union to enable them to subsist during a strike.
adjective 1. closed by a strike: a strikebound factory. adjective 1. (of a factory, etc) closed or made inoperative by a strike
[strahyk-brey-ker] /ˈstraɪkˌbreɪ kər/ noun 1. a person who takes part in breaking up a strike of workers, either by working or by furnishing workers. strikebreaker /ˈstraɪkˌbreɪkə/ noun 1. a person who tries to make a strike ineffectual by working or by taking the place of those on strike strikebreaker definition An employee hired to replace […]