Before the Bell


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Before the Bell

Describing any period of time before a stock exchange opens. It is often used to mean trading before the market opens.
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By coincidence, the week before The Bell Curve was published, the "Science Times" section of The New York Times ran a prominent article on new research showing that the most accomplished violinists and other artistic performers spend significantly more time practicing than the less accomplished--though presumably they enjoy the advantage of genetic gifts.
Now the parish waits for bell frames and the floors in the tower to be installed before the bells finally go in and the first peel can be sounded.