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ring a bellTo seem at least vaguely familiar.Rate it:

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ring one's bellTo strike or bump one's own head with a strong blow, especially with concussive force.Rate it:

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ring someone's bellTo physically traumatize someone with a strong blow, especially a concussive blow to the head.Rate it:

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alarm bellUsed other than as an idiom: see alarm, bell.Rate it:

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alarm bellA sudden awareness of danger.Rate it:

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bell it outAn electricians methodology to assure continuity in an electrical circuit. Utilizing and applying a low voltage power source to a circuit and applying a pretested door bell to the opposite end of the circuit to prove continuity.Rate it:

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bell outTo open out into a bell shape.Rate it:

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bell the catTo undertake a dangerous action in the service of a group.Rate it:

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clear as a belltotally clear: distinct and unmistakeable, as a bell's tone is clearly heardRate it:

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save by the bellIn a boxing or wrestling match or similar competition, to ring the bell which concludes the round and thereby to prevent a competitor who has been knocked down from being counted out by the referee.Rate it:

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save by the bellTo rescue or favorably assist (someone) by means of a timely interruption or the sudden termination of difficult circumstances.Rate it:

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saved by the bellIn a boxing or wrestling match or similar competition, spared from being counted out by the referee by the ringing of the bell which concludes the round.Rate it:

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saved by the bellRescued or favorably assisted by a timely interruption or by the sudden termination of difficult circumstances.Rate it:

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sound as a bellIn excellent condition.Rate it:

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unring a bellTo perform the impossible.Rate it:

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unring a bellTo reverse the irreversible.Rate it:

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unring a bellTo reverse the ringing of a bell.Rate it:

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you can't unring a bellSome things can't be undone.Rate it:

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brass ringOne and one half inch diameter iron rings were offered riders on a Carousel by a dispensing device alongside: A Brass Ring was inserted into the dispenser at random. The Carousel Rider who succeeded in snatching the Brass Ring was rewarded A Free Ride upon return to the Operator of the Brass Ring:Rate it:

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ring inTo make a phone call to one's usual place of work.Rate it:

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brass ringFiguratively, a prize or goal. Often used with respect to employment goals e.g. promotion, better job, etc.Rate it:

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ring backTo return a phone call.Rate it:

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ring backTo make another phone call to the same person.Rate it:

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ring offTo finish a telephone conversation and disconnect.Rate it:

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ring roundTo call a number of people by phone, usually a circle of friends, to organise something.Rate it:

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ring upTo telephone, to call on the telephone.Rate it:

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ring outTo sound very loudly.Rate it:

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ring upTo enter a payment into a cash register, or till in a shop.Rate it:

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give a ringOn the telephone.Rate it:

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hold the ringTo oversee a situation while attempting to remain uninvolved in it.Rate it:

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make the welkin ringBy extension of.Rate it:

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make the welkin ringBy extension of , to celebrate or revel.Rate it:

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make the welkin ringTo make a loud noise.Rate it:

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ring aroundTo call a number of people by phone, usually a circle of friends, to organise something.Rate it:

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ring falseTo seem to be incorrect, or implausible.Rate it:

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ring hollowTo seem to be false or implausible; to be unconvincing.Rate it:

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ring off the hookOf a telephone, to ring constantly or excessively.Rate it:

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ring outTo make a phone call from an internal phone system to a general telephone network number.Rate it:

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ring trueTo seem to be correct, or plausibleRate it:

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signet ringjewellery itemRate it:

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three-ring circusA large circus in which three separate performances, each within its own circular enclosure, are staged simultaneously before a single audience.Rate it:

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three-ring circusA disorderly, complicated, rapidly changing situation or set of events, which is a source of bewilderment, amazement, or amusement.Rate it:

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throw one's hat in the ringTo announce one's candidacy in a contest.Rate it:

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wedding ringjewellery itemRate it:

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you get what you pay forIn commercial transactions, the quality of goods and services increases as the prices increase, i.e., the more one pays, the better the merchandise.2003, Michael Blumenthal, "For Whom the School Bell Tolls," Time, 7 Dec.:Though it may sound unapologetically capitalistic to say soRate it:

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hang upring offRate it:

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bottom bitchThe most successful and alpha female (or beta male) in a prostitution ringRate it:

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crown jewelsThe jewelry that accompany the office of rulership in a monarchy. I.e., crown, scepter, signet ring, etc.Rate it:

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death knellThe tolling of a bell announcing death.Rate it:

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on the ropesLeaning against the ropes of the boxing ring, as when exhausted and nearing defeat or collapse.Rate it:

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