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    Rang In

    "I finally hit the sweet spot just a few weeks later, in Chicago, with a delicious blueberry-pomegranate smoothie that RANG IN at a relatively modest 220 calories."
    What does rang in mean in that sentence?
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    Re: Rang In

    I haven't seen it used like that, but from the context it's obvious that it means contained. It's reminiscent of 'came in at', which is a reference to a number of things registering a score. The variant 'rang' suggets that it registered a winning score -or at least, quite a good one.

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    PS a bell a b ell
    Also the 'sweet spot' idea comes into it, as though some arbiter of smoothie goodness rings a bell to announce that you've Got It Right.
    Last edited by BobK; 25-Sep-2013 at 16:30. Reason: Added PS

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    Re: Rang In

    Cash registers used to be used to "ring up" a purchase. Old cash registers had a bell that rang whenever the cash drawer was opened. I think that may be the analogy. But instead of counting money, they are counting calories.

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    Re: Rang In

    I haven't seen it used like that either. I would have use "It came in at 220 calories".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Rang In

    Quote Originally Posted by English70 View Post
    "I finally hit the sweet spot just a few weeks later, in Chicago, with a delicious blueberry-pomegranate smoothie that RANG IN at a relatively modest 220 calories."
    What is the source of that sentence, English70?

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