ring (one's) bell

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ring (one's) bell

1. To strike someone with a violent blow to the head, especially as might stun or concuss. I would have rung that guy's bell if I knew he had been trash-talking you. Sarah's likely to ring your bell if you keep harassing her like that.
2. To be enjoyable, preferable, or satisfactory to someone; to be or provide something that someone wants. A: "How's that new book you're reading?" B: "Eh, it isn't really ringing my bell, to be honest." I'd rather go see the action movie, if that's all right. Dramas just don't ring my bell.
3. To sexually attract or arouse someone; to bring someone sexual gratification or satisfaction. That redhead from across the bar has been ringing my bell all night. He looks mighty fine, all right. I'd like to take him home and ring his bell!
See also: bell, ring

ring someone's bell

mainly AMERICAN, INFORMAL
If someone or something rings your bell, you find them very attractive, exciting or interesting. I saw one or two episodes of the series but it didn't exactly ring my bell.
See also: bell, ring
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Standing at the open church door, gripping the bell rope, we were ready to ring our bell and cheer the Truth and Reconciliation marchers on their way.
They were walking the four-and-a-half kilometres from Gatineau to Ottawa City Hall, and we were set to ring our bell, letting them hear loudly and clearly that we supported them.