cast your mind back

cast (one's) mind back

To try to recall something. This phrase is usually followed by "to" and a specific time period, instance, or event. OK, cast your mind back to freshman year—can you remember who our English teacher was?
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cast your mind back

think back; recall an earlier time.
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30pm Cast your mind back to Movie Week, and you'll remember it was something of a triumph for the costume department - they transformed Mark Wright into Superman, Pixie Lott into Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and Scott Mills into a crab for a samba to Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid.
NUNEATON people stare and frown, Their Co Op Hall is coming down, The big lead ball is swinging round, Taking their memories to the ground, Cast your mind back to '62 - the Beatles played some love me do, The Hollies, Stones and big dance bands filled the hall with clapping hands, The girls all rocking and dancing for joy with a drainpipe trousered teddy boy
After being made skipper of the Celebrities football team for tomorrow's match against The Legends at St James' Park, Stewart tried to rally his showbiz side by saying: "I want you to cast your mind back to last summer when a bunch of arrogant pr***s came over here thinking they were going to win the Ashes.
CAST your mind back to the old Megadrive game Road Rash, where you rode motorbikes while beating up your rivals.
When you lead a team out, you cast your mind back to your days as a player,'' he said.
CAST your mind back a few weeks to when I highlighted the road sign in London that pointed to a mobile library.
Music Jo Whiley Meets Annie Lennox (Sky Arts1, 10pm) IF YOU thought it was a forgone conclusion that Adele would be named Best Female Artist at the Brits, then cast your mind back to the 1980s and early 1990s when one woman was virtually guaranteed to win the award.
CRAIG DAVID Signed, Sealed, Delivered (UMTV) CAST your mind back 10 years and you'll the hype surrounding Craig David.
FOR anyone who doubts the credibility of Robert Peston's book, Brown's Britain - in which it's claimed the chancellor told Tony Blair: "There is nothing you could say to me now that I could ever believe" - cast your mind back to Diana: Her True Story.
Cast your mind back to the fourth round last year at Highbury when a section of the home fans bombarded Jamie Carragher with coins.
Particularly, when I either encounter a problem or somebody else does, you can cast your mind back to think of anything helpful from anything similar you might have experienced.
As for the resident who says he hopes the PM's arrival doesn't attract terrorists, cast your mind back, Sir, to 1980 when a car bomb exploded in the square killing everyone inside it.
35pm) IF YOU cast your mind back a few years you might remember a time when the most we knew about Graham Norton was that he once played hyperactive priest Noel Furlong on Father Ted.
If we do, please cast your mind back to the last attacks and remember that these poor people whose lives we recklessly endanger are no different from you or me.
CAST your mind back to the summer of 2003 and the No.