jog (one's) memory

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jog (one's) memory

To cause one to remember something. I tried jogging Mom's memory, but she couldn't remember Joe's phone number either. I had no recollection of that vacation until the photo jogged my memory.
See also: jog, memory

jog someone's memory

Fig. to stimulate someone's memory to recall something. Hearing the first part of the song I'd forgotten really jogged my memory. DI tried to jog Bill's memory about our childhood antics.
See also: jog, memory

jog somebody’s ˈmemory

help somebody to remember something: So you don’t remember Mary Woodson? Well, here’s a photograph of you with her which might jog your memory.
See also: jog, memory
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I AM an author from Chesterfield, Derbyshire and I am writing to ask if older readers could jog their memories back to 17th November 1968 and to a gig that took place at the Birmingham Hippodrome.
I'M an author from Chesterfield, Derbyshire, and I'm writing to ask if older readers could jog their memories to 18th November 1968 and a gig that took place at Newcastle City Hall.
I AM an author from Chesterfield, Derbyshire, and I am writing to ask if older readers could jog their memories back to November 17, 1968 and to a gig that took place at the Birmingham Hippodrome.
I'M an author from Chesterfield, Derbyshire and I'm writing to ask if older readers could jog their memories back to November 18, 1968, and a gig that took place at Newcastle City Hall.
Hopefully we can jog their memories into remembering something they may have seen or heard.
Police said: "Officers believe there would have been people in the area at the time of the burglary and, to jog their memories, want to point out it took place on the same night that Liverpool played Everton in the first of two derby matches this month.
DCI Michael Feighan, said: "We want to speak to people who may have been in the area at the time to try to jog their memories.
Hopefully we can jog their memories as they may unwittingly have witnessed something that is of interest to us.
Police stopped motorists yesterday in a bid to jog their memories.
Forgetful folk in Lichfield are being offered the chance to sign up for the reminder service to help jog their memories.