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Ways of talking about memories - thesaurus


that reminds me

used when someone has just said or done something that helps you to remember something

as (far as) I recall

used for telling someone what you remember about a particular event, person etc

if my memory serves me (well/right/correctly)

used for saying that you think you have remembered something correctly

now you mention it

used when someone says something that makes you realize or remember another thing

as far as I know/can remember/can see/can tell

used for saying what you think is true when you think that there may be facts that you do not know, remember etc

come to think of/about it

used for adding something that you have just remembered about a subject that you are talking about

what about...?

used for reminding someone that a particular person or thing needs to be considered

for old times’ sake

so that you can remember a happy time in the past

on the tip of your tongue

if a word, name etc is on the tip of your tongue, you know it but cannot remember it at the time you are speaking



used at the beginning of a reply for showing that someone has just reminded you of something

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hold that thought

used for telling someone not to forget something

lest we forget

formal used when reminding people of something very important

let me see

used for saying that you are thinking about something or trying to remember something

not for the life of me

used for emphasizing that you cannot remember or understand something at all

to/until someone’s dying day

used for saying that someone will always remember or feel something

yadda, yadda, yadda


Americanspoken used for filling space while talking, either because you cannot remember what you want to say or because you think the details are not important



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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