ring the changes

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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, Britain, 19th century and earlier) To substitute bad money for good.
  4. (Britain) To enliven by varying combinations.

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