Bells and Whistles

Meaning of Idiom ‘Bells and Whistles’ Bells and whistles are additional features that are added to a product but that are not essential to its basic function; fancy but nonessential add-ons or gadgets. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,3Spears, Richard … Read more

Ring a Bell

Also: Ring any bells Meaning of Idiom ‘Ring a Bell’ To ring a bell means to cause someone to remember something, although indistinctly or vaguely; to remind someone of something. 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary]. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008. ,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. If something, such … Read more