ring the bell


ring the bell
ring the bell
Inf. to be just what is needed; to hit the spot. •

This cold water really rings the bell.

A good hot bowl of soup would ring the bell about now.


Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • ring the bell — tv. to be just what is needed; to hit the spot. □ This cold water really rings the bell. □ A good hot bowl of soup would ring the bell about now …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • ring the bell —    to impregnate a woman    Normally intentionally, from the fairground trial of strength which involves a blow with a sledgehammer to drive an object up a vertical column. If the object reaches the top, the bell placed there will ring …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • ring the bell — succeed, prosper …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ring the bell, — idi to be outstandingly satisfactory …   From formal English to slang

  • Ring The Bell (horse) — Thoroughbred racehorse infobox horsename = Ring The Bell caption = sire = Rangong grandsire = Right Royal V dam = Witchcraft damsire = Mystery sex = Colt foaled = 1977 country = New Zealand flagicon|NZL colour = Bay breeder = J Edgar Jones owner …   Wikipedia

  • who will ring the bell? — asks who will assume the responsibility to help us out of a difficult situation.  …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • ring a bell — In a rural Wisconsin town, the local church erected a belfry and bell tower to the top of the church to add to the sevices for Sunday. Unfortunately, the job required somone to not only ring the bell at the appropriate times, but to act as a live …   English expressions

  • ring a bell — {v. phr.} To make you remember something; sound familiar. * /Not even the cat s meowing seemed to ring a bell with Judy. She still forgot to feed him./ * /When Ann told Jim the name of the new teacher it rang a bell, and Jim said, I went to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ring a bell — {v. phr.} To make you remember something; sound familiar. * /Not even the cat s meowing seemed to ring a bell with Judy. She still forgot to feed him./ * /When Ann told Jim the name of the new teacher it rang a bell, and Jim said, I went to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ring a bell — If something rings a bell, it reminds you of something you have heard before, though you may not be able to remember it very well. A name may ring a bell, so you know you have heard the name before, but cannot place it properly …   The small dictionary of idiomes


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