To Set the Tone
Looking at the following recent news headlines, what does the English idiom to set the tone mean? Image courtesy of [image creator name] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Merkel sets the tone for EU leaders summit
- capitalfm.co.ke, 18 October 2012, Capital FM
Obama sets tone for budget battle over wealth tax
- irishexaminer.com, 10 November 2012, Tony Power
General Electric sets cautious tone for 2013
- theage.com.au, 20 October 2012
The expression to set the tone means....
a) to create bad feelings
b) to play a musical instrument
c) to establish the mood or character of something
d) to ruin or destroy something
The correct definition of to set the tone can be found here.
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