put (one) in mind of (someone or something)

put (one) in mind of (someone or something)

To remind one of someone or something. Cold weather like this always puts me in mind of childhood trips to our cabin in the mountains. That actor puts me in mind of John. Don't you think?
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put someone in mind of someone or something

to remind someone of someone or something. Mary puts me in mind of her mother when she was that age. This place puts me in mind of the village where I was brought up.
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put one in mind of

Remind one, as in You put me in mind of your grandmother. This idiom was first recorded in 1530. For a synonym see call to mind.
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put someone in mind of something

If something puts you in mind of something else, it reminds you of it. This put me in mind of something Patrick said many years ago. A lot of the time he may put you in mind of King Kong, a beast who loved a beautiful woman but was awkward about showing his feelings.
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put someone in mind of

resemble and so cause someone to think of or remember.
2004 MV Daily Physically, he put me in mind of a cross between a young Michael Palin and the late, lamented David Munrow .
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put you in mind of somebody/something

(old-fashioned) remind you of somebody/something: Her way of speaking puts me in mind of my mother.That music always puts me in mind of holidays in Turkey.
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put (one) in mind

To remind: You put me in mind of your grandmother.
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