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Learn English idioms: something “rings a bell”

 

I don’t know if this is from American or British English, but it’s certainly used a lot in the UK. If something “rings a bell”, it means that you can slightly remember something but not exactly what.

 

EXAMPLES

“Can you remember that?”
“No, but it’s ringing a bell.”

 

“I can’t remember exactly, but that rings a bell.”

 

“There’s a bell ringing somewhere. Give me a minute and I might be able to remember.”

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  1. 02/02/2013 at 1:25 AM

    If it is very used in UK then probably it is british.

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