One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Usher someone or something in (or out) by ringing a bell.‘the bells were beginning to ring out the old year’
herald, signal, announce, proclaim, usher in, introduce, launch, celebrate, mark, signify, indicate, give notice ofView synonyms
- ‘The seventies were rung in with platforms, the Roaring twenties had the round-toed bar shoes.’
- ‘The local establishment also had a capacity crowd on New Year's Eve, as the new Millennium was rung in by family and friends.’
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