ring a bell
phrasal to arouse a response <
that name rings a bell
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

  • Ring a Bell — (「鐘を鳴らして」, Ring a Bell?) est la bande originale du jeu vidéo Tales of Vesperia. Ce titre est interprété par la chanteuse japonaise Bonnie Pink[1] …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ring a bell — ► ring a bell informal sound vaguely familiar. Main Entry: ↑bell …   English terms dictionary

  • ring a bell — phrasal : to arouse a response : strike a sympathetic chord : call out recognition : stir a memory his remarks on federal aid and increased taxes rang a bell J.A.Morris b.1904 have a sense of the ridiculous which rings a bell with us Henry… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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.   (Dorking… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • ring a bell — if a phrase or a word, especially a name, rings a bell, you think you have heard it before. Does the name Fitzpatrick ring a bell? No, I m sorry, that description doesn t ring any bells with me. (often + with) …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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 school with a… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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 …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • ring a bell — tv. to stir something in someone’s memory. □ Yes, that rings a bell. I seem to remember it. □ Maybe the name Marsha will ring a bell! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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