give a ring

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give someone a ring

 and give someone a buzz; give someone a call
Fig. to call someone on the telephone. Nice talking to you. Give me a ring sometime. Give me a buzz when you're in town.
See also: give, ring

give someone a ring

1. Also, give someone a buzz. Call someone on the telephone, as in Give me a ring next week, or Bill said he'd give her a buzz. Both these expressions allude to the sound of a telephone's ring. [Colloquial; c. 1920]
2. Present a lover with an engagement ring, as in I think he's giving her a ring tonight. [First half of 1800s]
See also: give, ring