Rings a bell

Explanation: What is an idiom?

To seem familiar, or to make someone remember something.


"Here, do you remember David Bedlington from school."

"Bedlington. The name rings a bell, but I can't put a face to him."

"He won the lottery last week. 3 million pounds. Just like that."

"You're joking."

"No, straight up. I was talking to him only yesterday. He's already left his job. He's going to buy a house in the Caribbean."

"Lucky sod. I've never won anything in my life."

"What about me. You won my friendship all those years ago."

"Oh God, I'm so depressed. Get me a drink."


Church bells used to be much more useful than they are today. In the days when ordinary people didn't have clocks or watches, they had to rely on the church bell ringing out to tell them when it was time to go to church or school. They therefore acted as a reminder.

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