ring (someone's) bell

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ring (someone'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
References in classic literature ?
First he rings his bell fearlessly, but when he gets into a tight place he runs away as quietly as he can, and often thinking to escape runs straight into his opponent's arms.
Calling himself the ``bawling behemoth of the boulevard of bewilderment,'' Wood boldly approaches clusters of tourists along Hollywood Boulevard, rings his bell, belts out a greeting and, on occasion, blows his horn.
PHOTO (1--Color) Michael Gallardo concentrates as he rings his bell during a performance by the ARC Bell Ringers at First Christian Church in Studio City.