ring (one's) chimes

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ring (one's) chimes

1. To render one stunned, insensible, or unconscious, as from a physical blow or the effects of a drug. I could hear him bad-mouthing my girlfriend, so I went over and rang his chimes with a single left hook to the eye. Be careful with this stuff—it will really ring your chimes if you take too much at once.
2. To be keenly attractive, interesting, or exciting to one. A lot of my friends are obsessed with going out and playing basketball or soccer, but reading a good novel is what rings my chimes. If I'm honest, he isn't the type of man who would normally ring my chimes, but he was so affable and funny that I felt attracted to him nonetheless.
See also: chime, ring

ring one's chimes

Arouse one's attention, excite one, as in That kind of music really rings my chimes. [Slang; 1970]
See also: chime, ring
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After that flurry of lively and brainy responses, we decided that Dachs deserves, at the least, a repeat engagement in our pages--and the follow-up question was obvious: If the classic black box falls short of Dachs's ideal for a performance space, what, are the theatrical environments that ring his chimes? What makes, in his considered view, an ideal theatre?
Though she's dumped on him one time too often, Gene agrees, as Liz still manages to ring his chimes, even when calling long distance from the Czech Republic (where she's canoodling with a hunky Slav).