Have a familiar ring

Sound or seem as though one has already heard of something. For example, That story has a familiar ring; I’m sure I’ve read it before.


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    verb phrase To indulge oneself freely and successfully;haveit entirelyone’s way;goallout: When the news gets out, the press will have a field day/ I’m afraid the bunnies have had a field day with the hyacinths [1827+; fr mid-1700s field day, ”a military review”]

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    Also, have fits or a conniption fit; take or throw a fit; have kittens. Become extremely upset. For example, She’ll have a fit when she sees Anne wearing the same dress, or Mom had a conniption fit when she heard about the broken mirror, or Don’t take a fit—the car’s not really damaged, or Jill […]

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