ring the changes
Keep varying how one performs an action or says something, as in She went on and on, ringing the changes on the joy of computers. This expression alludes to the art of change-ringing, where a series of church bells are rung in as many sequences, or changes, as possible. [Early 1600s]
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Unless there is a court decision that changes our law, we are OK.
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I take the Extream Bells, and set down the six Changes on them thus.
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All changes are to be Rang either by walking them (as the term is) or else Whole-pulls, or Half-pulls.
On four bells there are four times as many changes as on three; that is—four times six changes, which makes Twenty-four.
On three bells are three times as many changes as there are on two; that is—three times two changes, which makes six.