ring the bell


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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.
See also: bell, ring

ring the bell

tv. to be just what is needed; to hit the spot. A good hot bowl of soup would ring the bell about now.
See also: bell, ring
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Kit looked about him, and admired, and looked again, and this a great many times before he could make up his mind to turn his head another way and ring the bell.
He stood on one side, however, and allowed Granet to ring the bell.
He checked his first impulse to ring the bell, and looked carefully on the table for some note or message from the dead man.
If you will do me the favour to ring the bell, the servant will show you to the door.
I managed to find out what time to ring the bell to turn the hands to, and that is about all.
Nevertheless," pursued Darnay, rising to ring the bell, "there is nothing in that, I hope, to prevent my calling the reckoning, and our parting without ill-blood on either side.
Ring the bell at once, and ask the waiter about the trains.
My lady desired me to ring the bell, and order the washing-book.
After a day or two, the sexton awoke him at midnight, and bade him arise and go up into the church tower and ring the bell.
He waited another minute, and decided to go and ring the bell once more; however, he thought better of it again and put it off for an hour.
Just ring the bell, and I'll send for my maid, and tell them to get you some tea.
The members of the McKenzie chapter selected Heiny to ring the bell.
If he has been travelling on buses for 40 years and never had to ring the bell to get off, then he is extremely lucky.
Representatives of Solitario will be on the floor of the exchange on August 11, 2006 to ring the bell to open trading.
Fernandez will ring the bell to open the NASDAQ Stock Market on Friday, December 23, at 9:30 am, in celebration of the company's recent acquisition of REL and the continued growth of The Hackett Group, a business process advisory firm and an Answerthink company.