be ringing off the hook

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be ringing off the hook

Of a telephone, to be ringing constantly or very frequently. Gosh, I'm exhausted—the phone was ringing off the hook all day at work! Ever since we announced the 2-for-1 deal, our phones have been ringing off the hook.
See also: hook, off, ring

be ringing off the hook

mainly AMERICAN
If your telephone is ringing off the hook, so many people are trying to call you that it is ringing all the time. His phone started ringing off the hook as banks and financial institutions begged for his help.
See also: hook, off, ring
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Our phones are ringing off the hook and I am trying to organize hauling efforts.
The phones at Ericss n are ringing off the hook. A whopping jump in Latin American sales got the phone-maker off to a 2000 Analysts expect the switchboard to light up as wireless Internet penetration kicks in.
"We are going to send out some kind of notice," said Fink, adding that the phones are ringing off the hook with inquires.