Definition of ring the changes in English:

ring the changes

  • Vary the ways of expressing or doing something.
    [with allusion to bell-ringing and the different orders in which a peal of bells may be rung]
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    • But while the traditional white uniforms still feature, and combatants still salute each other before a match, technology is ringing the changes.
    • Inevitably, the transformation of Ireland and the EU is ringing the changes of a society that is refusing to stand still.
    • An estate agency is ringing the changes by offering a round-the-clock way for potential buyers to get instant details of properties on the market.
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