Ring around 打一圈電話

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短語 to ring around 指給很多人打電話。


Last Valentine's Day, I spent the whole day ringing round all the florists in West London. They had all sold out of red roses!

Let's organise a surprise party for Lisa! You ring round her friends and I'll send an email to her family.


另外有一個很相似的短語 run rings around,但意思完全不一樣,指很容易擊敗某人。


United are going to thrash Arsenal at the weekend. You wait and see... they'll run rings round them.

When it comes to customer satisfaction, we've run rings around our competitors for years.