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give someone a ring

Slang definitions & phrases for give someone a ring

give someone a ring

verb phrase

To call on the telephone (1940s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with give someone a ring

give someone a ring

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Also, give someone a buzz. Call someone on the telephone, as in Give me a ring next week, or Bill said he'd give her a buzz. Both these expressions allude to the sound of a telephone's ring. [ ; c. 1920 ]
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Present a lover with an engagement ring, as in I think he's giving her a ring tonight. [ First half of 1800s ]
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