One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Telephone (several people), typically to find something out or arrange something.
- ‘We've been trying to ring round anybody who's available.’
- ‘He asks her if she's rung round the insurance companies.’
- ‘It took a few minutes of sober consideration before the serious work of ringing round began.’
- ‘It will be run on a first - come, first-served basis and it will mean that no longer do people have to ring round every dentist in the area trying to get on a list.’
- ‘She said: ‘The first part of the project involved ringing round local businesses to get donations such as soil and plants.’’
- ‘Keep a note of your motor insurance renewal date and start ringing round for quotations before you get your renewal notice.’
- ‘We were frantically ringing round going crazy trying to find out if she was okay.’
- ‘Yesterday Mr Dixon ordered senior managers to ring round stations to see which crews would not work with the units and Salford was the first to refuse.’
- ‘That, and the ignominy of ringing round the houses trying to piece together where I was, who I was with, and what I said that might require the swift delivery of a lavish floral arrangement.’
- ‘Now more than ever, as your insurance comes due for renewal, it may be worth ringing round to get a few alternate quotes - or asking an insurance broker to do it for you, if you haven't got the time.’
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