be there with bells on


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be there with bells on

Said when one is eager or excited to attend something. Of course I'm coming to your play—I'll be there with bells on!
See also: bell, on, there
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Be there with bells on

and BTWBO
sent. & comp. abb. [I will] be there happily.; I am eager to come there. (Said in response to an invitation.) Thanks for the invitation. I’ll be there with bells on. Don’t B L8T. BTWBO.
See also: bell, on, there
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