with bells on
Ready to celebrate, eagerly, as in Of course I'll come; I'll be there with bells on. This metaphoric expression alludes to decorating oneself or one's clothing with little bells for some special performance or occasion. A well-known nursery rhyme has: “See a fine lady upon a white horse, Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes, And she shall have music wherever she goes” (in Gammer Gurton's Garland, 1784).
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You just travel light with carry-on luggage, go to cities that you love, and get to hang out with all your friends.
It was a brick wall that we turned into the on-ramp of a highway.
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I take the Extream Bells, and set down the six Changes on them thus.
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The Seven-score and four on the six middle Bells, the treble leading, and the tenor lying behind every change, makes good Musick.
These Rules (leaving out the Tenor) serves for five bells; and leaving out the fifth and Tenor, they serve for four bells.
On four bells there are four times as many changes as on three; that is—four times six changes, which makes Twenty-four.