In 2011, the wires were clogged with stories of a potential Peace Prize gong for Julian Assange.
She was tasked by Kofi Annan to be a United Nations Messenger of Peace, an appropriately meaningless, but distinguished, gong.
When Jagger finally got his gong in 2002, Prince Charles stood in for his mother.
Bangs gave the proper signal for the affirmative, after he had struck the gong.
Then he spoke through the tube to the engineer, and rang the gong.
This funny little midget alone knows where gong Schow's wealth is buried.
They had not to wait long, for the anchor was weighed, and the captain rang the gong.
The expected summons came, and even as the wheels of the motor crunched the gravel Lind sounded the gong and Mrs. Hancock entered.
The captain rang the gong to stop the screw, and then to back it.
I rose quickly from my couch at the first sounding of the gong.
c.1600, from Malay gong, probably imitative of its sound when struck. As a verb from 1903.
[both senses probably fr gong, ''saucer-shaped metal bell,'' of Malayan origin; the sense ''opium pipe'' may be related to the general association of gongs with Chinese matters, and the military sense to the notion that a decoration is something like the ceremonial sounding of a gong]