One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Sound vaguely familiar.‘the name rings a bell’
- ‘If the name rings a bell, it is because he might have helped you buy a book, film or album.’
- ‘The name rang a bell, though she couldn't quite place it.’
- ‘While her name might not ring a bell, her songs definitely do.’
- ‘If that name doesn't ring a bell, you're not alone.’
- ‘If Blackwell's name doesn't ring a bell with you, that's understandable.’
- ‘While her name might not ring a bell in the minds of most people, the festival will screen a ‘snippet’ from her body of work titled ‘Harlequin’.’
- ‘If these names ring a bell and you can supply further information please contact us.’
- ‘The name rings a bell, but I can't put my finger on why.’
- ‘That girl's name rang a bell, but she couldn't remember where from.’
- ‘One of the country's legendary tenor saxophone players, his name might not ring a bell for those who are not in tune with Jazz in India, but he deserves to be remembered.’
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