in recent memory

in recent memory

Fig. the period of time in which things are still remembered and discussed. Never in recent memory has there been this much snow! I haven't been this happy in recent memory!
See also: memory
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Perhaps more than any other book in recent memory, Color effectively demonstrates why African ,Americans recoil in horror when "Republican" is preceded by the adjective "black.
While it may be slow in coming, the prospects for reform are better than they've been in recent memory.
Observers agree that the most massive calls in recent memory - each needing about 10,000 bodies - were for 1979's ``The Rose'' for concert scenes at Long Beach Municipal Auditorium and 1996's ``The Fan'' for crowd scenes at Anaheim Stadium.