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A musical instrument has to be kept in tune; you, too, have to keep yourself in tune, and you cannot do it unless you take time to be still. It cannot be done when you are rushing around, any more than a musical instrument can be tuned while it is being played. It is in the silence that the note can be heard and be readjusted. It is in the silence that you can hear My still small voice, and I can tell you what to do.
To be in / out of tune with somebody or something
To be / not to be in agreement with something or somebody’s ideas, feelings, interests, etc.
- These new products are perfectly in tune with our own ideas about this market.
- The government is out of tune with public opinion.
To call the tune / call the shots
To be the person who controls a situation and makes the decisions.
He who pays the piper calls the tune
A common saying meaning that the person who provides the money for something can also control how it is spent or decide what will be done.
Referência: “Gems of Wisdom – Inspirational Messages to Enhance the Quality of Your Life and Improve Your English” de Jack Scholes – Disal Editora, 2007. Leia a resenha. Adquira seu exemplar na Disal ou no Submarino.