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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members of the Munich-American Global Services Group, said his phone has been ringing off the hook lately.
Our phone's been ringing off the hook,'' said Valerie Price, owner of Oregon Family Christmas Trees in Woodland Hills.
Our phones have been ringing off the hook and we've purchased several homes within the first 3 weeks of opening in Atlanta.
You can imagine how much our phones have been ringing off the hook,'' Rafferty said.
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At Accurate Climate Control in Canoga Park, secretary Cindy Moran said her phone has been ringing off the hook.
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The phones have been ringing off the hook for this new, revolutionary technology testing.