get (one's) bell rung

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get (one's) bell rung

To receive a violent blow or injury, especially to the head and as might stun, concuss, or incapacitate. Sean got his bell rung by some guy in the bar last night after insulting his girlfriend. No wonder you keep getting your bell rung with the way you hassle people.
See also: bell, get, rung
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So I like to remind folks that just because they're focused on not getting their bell rung, it doesn't mean that they're not an aggressor, too.
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