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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What's commonly referred to as a "ding" or "getting your bell rung" - what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head - should be considered serious.
At West Mecklenburg High School in North Carolina, where donors contributed $60,000 for the team's set, trainer Spencer Elliott told National Public Radio: "[It's part of] breaking that stigmatism that getting your bell rung is part of the game.