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Our phone's been ringing off the hook -> What's that mean?

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Our phone's been ringing off the hook.

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Please explain me this sentence. What's that mean?

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    The phone has been ringing very much, nonstop.

    "Ring off the hook" comes from the time when landline phones had "hooks" for the off position. When you place your phone on the hook, you could receive a call. When receiving the call, the phone shakes and rings. If the ringing is powerful enough, the phone could even fall "off the hook". It is a sort of joke that based on the volume of calls you receive, your phone might be able to ring itself off the hook.

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