Home » Dictionary » ringing


 n.— «Intensive investigations and lengthy surveillance has uncovered a team of people who arrange for vehicles to be stolen in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire before changing the vehicle’s identity. This process, known as ringing, has potentially netted this gang significant sums of money as well as caused untold distress to those people who have been victims of their crimes.» —“10 held after car-ringing raids” Bedford Today (United Kingdom) July 27, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Further reading

Howling Fantods (episode #1513)

Are there words and phrases that you misunderstood for an embarrassingly long time? Maybe you thought that money laundering literally meant washing drug-laced dollar bills, or that AM radio stations only broadcast in the morning? • A moving new...