ring a bell : Popular Idioms in English

ring a bell

To sound familiar

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

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  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - Skanner
  • 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...
    June 9, 2013 - New York Post