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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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You're feeling bad not because of the gridlock or the phone ringing off the hook, but because you've forgotten the most important thing in your life.
Tom Golden, who heads PricewaterhouseCooper's Midwest investigations practice in Chicago, assesses the field: "Companies know fraud is epidemic--the phone is ringing off the hook.
members of the Munich-American Global Services Group, said his phone has been ringing off the hook lately.
At press time, as the Super Bowl was approaching, the phone at Sister Jean Kenny's convent was once again ringing off the hook.
Soon after the events of September 11, newspapers reported that the phones in military recruitment offices were ringing off the hook.
But the $23 million figure has sent Fownes' phone ringing off the hook with brokers offering him other deals.
Our phone is ringing off the hook with boat owners, car owners, and truckers looking for where they can purchase it.
Everyone went back to class and suddenly her mobile started ringing off the hook.
Since our special supplement came out last Tuesday the phones have been ringing off the hook with people registering their votes.
The EST's Fraser Winterbottom said: "Since the offer launched the phones have been ringing off the hook, and our call centres have been working hard to process the applications.