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Ring

A place on an exchange assigned for the trading of certain commodities, futures, or options. It is also called a pit or a trading pit.

ring

See pit.
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At the American Council on Education, Jo Ann Robinson, director of corporate programs, says phones are ringing off the hook as certificate holders call to see if the certificates they hold have been evaluated for college credit.
Our phones are ringing off the hook, with people asking what they can do.
We are going to send out some kind of notice," said Fink, adding that the phones are ringing off the hook with inquires.
Our phones have been ringing off the hook and we've purchased several homes within the first 3 weeks of opening in Atlanta.
Greig Thomson, of Salmo International, said: "Since the film came out, the phones have been ringing off the hook, with inquiries about fishing on the Dee, the Spey and other great Scottish rivers.
Then again, their obvious successes in winning pay-outs for people across the UK in "no win, no fee" personal injury cases could have their phones ringing off the hook.
According to the Newsweek article, Detroit Free Press writer Patty LaNoue Stearns, who recently wrote about low fat pizza, found her phone ringing off the hook.
The hard work starts now at Newlandsfield and already my phone's been ringing off the hook and I now realise what I have been missing for the last 12 months.
Paul, from Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary, said: "After we put out the appeal in the Mirror, our phone was ringing off the hook - we could have done with the help of a secretary.
Proposition 77 ought to have those alarms ringing off the hook.
The phones will have just been ringing off the hook.
The phones have been ringing off the hook, and the message is resoundingly clear: Our members feel nothing short of betrayed by Merck's decision to join forces with Medco.