ring (someone's) bell

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ring (someone's) bell

1. To strike someone with a violent blow to the head, especially as might stun or concuss. I would have rung that guy's bell if I knew he had been trash-talking you. Sarah's likely to ring your bell if you keep harassing her like that.
2. To be enjoyable, preferable, or satisfactory to someone; to be or provide something that someone wants. A: "How's that new book you're reading?" B: "Eh, it isn't really ringing my bell, to be honest." I'd rather go see the action movie, if that's all right. Dramas just don't ring my bell.
3. To sexually attract or arouse someone; to bring someone sexual gratification or satisfaction. That redhead from across the bar has been ringing my bell all night. He looks mighty fine, all right. I'd like to take him home and ring his bell!
See also: bell, ring
References in classic literature ?
Nay, nay," said Don Quixote at this; "on that point of the bells Master Pedro is very inaccurate, for bells are not in use among the Moors; only kettledrums, and a kind of small trumpet somewhat like our clarion; to ring bells this way in Sansuena is unquestionably a great absurdity.
The residents of the KRL road said that scores of eunuchs visits streets at 3 Pm when they are taking rest in daytime and they ring bell and demand money and irritate us by different tactics.
11, in a statement to the press, "Explosions that have been witnessed this morning by Falluja ring bell that some secure provinces are intended; after storming the building of Salah al-Deen Provincial Council, now it is turn to attack falluja inflicting tens of casualties.
There will be a blessing of the Parade Ring Bell and an opportunity to buy a copy of the Perth Racecourse Centenary Book for just pounds 5, all proceeds going to charity.
WWE Raw general manager Eric Bischoff kicked off the Birmingham show by asking the fans to stand in a minute's silence while the ring bell was rung ten times in Guerrero's memory.
Everyone was looking at what happened and Dad was standing where he always stands, beside the parade ring bell, when another horse bolted and took off before catching him with a kick.
I heard him Monday when he sounded as clear as a ring bell.
Anyone who thinks they have information about the assault is urged to ring Bell Green detectives on 024 7653 9146.
RAY ALLEN AND GEORGE KARL RING BELL AT AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE - Milwaukee Bucks All-Star Ray Allen (r.
EVENT: Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi To Ring Bell Closing
Although it is typically used to ring bells, Beta customers have used the Netbell system to control other timed event devices, such as motorized feeders for shrimp farms.
The event also drew attention to #22days, a campaign among Anglican churches to continue to ring bells throughout the 22 days following the TRC close, up to National Aboriginal Day, June 21.
According to Wilson, volunteers are needed most around the holidays to ring bells, answer questions from clients and people wanting to adopt families, sort donated toys, and organize the distribution of Christmas baskets.
I hope my book will ring bells with anybody old enough to remember the war, but also open the eyes of those who were lucky enough to miss it.