English version

ring a bell

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishring a bellring a bellinformalREMEMBER if something rings a bell, it reminds you of something, but you cannot remember exactly what it is Her name rings a bell but I can’t remember her face. ring
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ring a bellDoes the name Bill Buckner ring a bell?At eight sharp the duty orderly rang a bell.But the name Woodall rings a bell.Does the name Se Ri Pak ring a bell?She went in out of the heat to piped-in music and little ringing bells.To readers of this column does the name Rosenstein ring a bell?The name rings a bell, but I can't place it at the moment.I knew it rang a bell somewhere."Gentle Ben's Brewing Company" will ring a bell with anyone who has lived in Arizona.
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