Meaning of “ring a bell” in the English Dictionary

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"ring a bell" in British English

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ring a bell

also ring any bells

C2 to sound familiar:

The name rang a bell but I couldn't remember where I had heard it before.
No, I'm sorry, that description doesn't ring any bells with me.

(Definition of “ring a bell” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)