ring the changes

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English[edit]

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Verb[edit]

ring the changes

  1. To make patterned sound sequences on bells, starting and ending on the same tone.
  2. ​ To run through all possible variations.
  3. (slang, UK, 19th century and earlier) To substitute bad money for good.
  4. (UK) To enliven by varying combinations.

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