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 Dine Out (To).Ding-dong. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Ding (A).
A blow. To ding it in one’s ears. To repeat a subject over and over again; to teach by repetition.   1
   To ding. To strike. (Anglo-Saxon, dencg [an], to knock, strike, beat.) Hence “ding-dong,” as “They were at it ding-dong.”
“The butcher’s axe, like great Achilles’ bat,
Dings deadly downe ten-thousand-thousand flat.”
Taylor: Works (1630).

 Dine Out (To).Ding-dong. 

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