Ring The Changes




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Ring The Changes : Phrases



Meaning:

Swopping things around, such as frequently rearranging the furniture in a room.


Example:

He likes to
ring the changes with his handbell group.


Origin:

Changes come from bell ringing where it is possible to make many variations in the order in which the bells are rung - such variations are the changes. In a 12 bell tower, to ring all possible changes would take nearly 40 years.
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