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ring a bell

To seem familiar, remind one of something, or stimulate an incomplete or indistinct memory. Your description rings a bell, but I don't think I've ever been there myself. A: "Have you ever heard of Steve Robinson?" B: "Hmm, the name doesn't ring a bell."
See also: bell, ring

ring off the hook

Of a telephone, to be ringing constantly or very frequently. The image is of the phone ringing so frequently that it falls off the cradle or wall attachment. Gosh, I'm exhausted. The phone was ringing off the hook all day at work! Ever since we announced the 2-for-1 deal, our phones have been ringing off the hook.
See also: hook, off, ring

ring around (someone or something)

To form a circle around someone or something We ringed around the ancient tree to protect it from the woodcutters. A group of fans ringed around the celebrity, asking for autographs and reaching out for a hand shake.
See also: around, ring

ring a bell

Fig. [for something] to cause someone to remember something or for it to seem familiar. I've never met John Franklin, but his name rings a bell. Whenever I see a bee, it rings a bell. I remember when I was stung by one.
See also: bell, ring

ring off the hook

Fig. [for a telephone] to ring incessantly and repeatedly. What a busy day! The telephone has been ringing off the hook all day long. The telephone has been ringing off the hook ever since the ad appeared in the paper.
See also: hook, off, ring

ring a bell

Arouse an indistinct memory, remind one of something, as in That name rings a bell-I think I've met him. The bell here summons up a memory. [1930s]
See also: bell, ring

ring a bell

If something rings a bell, it is slightly familiar to you and you know you have heard it before, but you do not remember it fully. The name rings a bell but I can't think where I've heard it. `I'll check and see if we've anything on him,' said the sergeant. `It doesn't ring a bell at the moment.'
See also: bell, ring

ring a bell

revive a distant recollection; sound familiar. informal
See also: bell, ring

ring off the hook

(of a telephone) be constantly ringing due to a large number of incoming calls. North American
See also: hook, off, ring

ring a ˈbell

(informal) sound familiar; help you remember something, but not completely: That name rings a bell but I can’t remember exactly where I’ve heard it before.
See also: bell, ring

ˌring off the ˈhook

(American English) (of a telephone) ring many times: The phone has been ringing off the hook with offers of help.
See also: hook, off, ring

ring a bell

tv. to stir something in someone’s memory. Yes, that rings a bell. I seem to remember it.
See also: bell, ring

ring off the hook

in. [for a telephone] to ring endlessly or constantly. The phone was ringing off the hook when I came in.
See also: hook, off, ring

ring a bell

Informal
To arouse an often indistinct memory.
See also: bell, ring
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"WW (white whales) tend to be dietary generalists, in contrast with RS (ringed seals) that are more commonly individual specialists," the study says.
On the basis of their known circumpolar distribution, we anticipated encountering bearded seals, harp seals, hooded seals, and ringed seals.
During that time they ringed 514 of the birds and two rare Leach's storm petrels.
To investigate the relationships between Ringed Salamander occupancy and environmental variables, we used an information-theoretic approach to model selection (Burnham and Anderson, 2002).
This is the first report of classification of wild rose-ringed parakeet of Pakistan at sub-species level using novel Cytb gene polymorphism and this study indicated that the Pakistani wild rose ringed parakeet is mono-phyletically claded with P.
So next time it's clear, get outside and observe the ringed planet.
Grigg thinks rising temperatures and melting ice may have encouraged grey seals to follow fish north into ringed seal territory.
ACO West said: "I've heard of amazing returns of ringed birds, but this one really is great news and I'd like to think he fathered many offspring".
The tiny Nathusius' pipistrelle was first ringed in Blagdon, near Bristol, and was discovered nearly 600km away in the Netherlands.
The loss of the Arctic sea ice is rapidly reducing the area of the habitat in which ringed seals can reproduce, challenging their future survival, according to a study published in Geophysical Research Letters.
MARYLAND (CyHAN)- Saturn's 2010 Great White Spot storm has set a new record for the largest atmospheric temperature change ever detected during a storm on the ringed planet.
She explained that polar bears feed primarily on ringed seals, which spend winter and spring close to shore and "establish and maintain ...
Nunavut's Department of Health is advising women of child-bearing age, or who are pregnant or may become pregnant, to avoid ringed seal liver due to its high mercury content.
Collections of crayfishes in Nebraska have yielded much new information on the distribution of the ringed crayfish, Orconectes neglectus neglectus.
This week's waders included a little stint at Pontllyfni, ruff at RSPB Conwy, and more than 100 ringed plover on the Clwyd estuary.