ring (one's) bell

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ring (one'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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

ring someone's bell

mainly AMERICAN, INFORMAL
If someone or something rings your bell, you find them very attractive, exciting or interesting. I saw one or two episodes of the series but it didn't exactly ring my bell.
See also: bell, ring
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
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CLLR Ron Arundale in his letter "Please ring your bell" from 23.09.11, must surely be referring to youngish cyclists in his criticism about their lack of warning on approaching pedestrians.
But it'smy class - the rich class, that's making war andwe're winning!" If this doesn't ring your bell,well here's something to back what I say.
You can't win with bell ringing: there is always someone who will shout abuse if you ring your bell because they haven't heard you coming and you get shouted at if you don't ring your bell for the same reason.