ring a bell : Idioms in English

ring a bell

To sound familiar
Usage:
Frank couldn't think of anyone he knew named Roger Midford, but the name did ring a bell.

ring a bell in News

  1. Twenty Feet from Stardom: Backup Singers Belatedly Get Their Props in Pop Music Documentary

    Do the names Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Darlene Love, Claudia Lennear, Tata Vega or Lynn Mabry ring a bell? Probably not, yet you are undoubtedly very familiar with their stellar work as backup singers for a variety of musical icons.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Skanner

  2. Meet Krypton's killer cutie

    Zod’s found a friend! While most of the characters in “Man of Steel” will ring a bell to movie-goers, Krypton citizen Faora will be a fresh face. The bad girl makes her big screen debut as second-in-command to the general, cape and all. She first appeared in a 1977...
    on June 9, 2013 Source: New York Post

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