I was watching a video where a guys says something that rhymes, and the other guys says: "I like it. It's got a nice ring to it."

Do we say it when something rhymes? When I looked up 'has a ring to it,' the meanings I found were- 'to seem or sound like something you have heard or seen before' and 'to sound appealing.'

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    Saying "It has a ring to it" is about liking the the way something sounds, not just a rhyme. Dec 10, 2021 at 20:11
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    Note, the meaning about "something you have heard or seen before" might be a different idiom, "it rings a bell," with the metaphorical meaning that it signals a memory. You could also say "it has a familiar ring to it," but that's just the same usage as this with a different adjective. Dec 10, 2021 at 21:00
  • Can say 'has a nice ring to it' if something rhymes but doesn't sound appealing? I mean would it be contradictory to say "Even though it's got a nice ring to it, I don't really like it that much."
    – Ashraf
    Jan 1 at 19:32


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