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2011.02.18

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RING OFF THE HOOK    (電話が)ひっきりなしにかかってくる

Explanation

  • If a phone rings off the hook, it rings (= makes a sound that lets you know someone is calling) constantly or very often.
  • ring off the hook は、電話がひっきりなしにかかってくる、または頻繁に鳴る、という意味です。
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RING OFF THE HOOK

examples

  1. (calling a co-worker on her day off)
    Do you think you could come into the office today and help answer phones? They're ringing off the hook.
  2. (switchboard operator at toy manufacturer)
    The phones have been ringing off the hook since the recall was announced.
  3. Once you get on one of those telemarketing call lists, your phone will be ringing off the hook with calls from people trying to sell you something.

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