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have a mind like a sieve

To be exceptionally forgetful or absentminded. I need to start getting more sleep at night, because lately I've had a mind like a sieve. John has a mind like a sieve—I had to leave him three separate reminders about the play tomorrow night!
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a mind like a sieve

The tendency to be exceptionally forgetful or absentminded; a poor memory. I need to start getting more sleep at night, because lately I've had a mind like a sieve. John has a mind like a sieve—I had to leave him three separate reminders about the play tomorrow night!
See also: like, mind, sieve

have a memory like a sieve

To be exceptionally forgetful or absentminded. I need to start getting more sleep at night, because lately I've had a memory like a sieve. John has a memory like a sieve—I had to leave him three separate reminders about the play tomorrow night.
See also: have, like, memory, sieve

a mind like a sieve

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a brain like a sieve

If you have a mind like a sieve or a brain like a sieve, you have a bad memory and often forget things. He's lost his keys again — he's got a mind like a sieve, that boy.
See also: like, mind, sieve

have a mind/memory like a ˈsieve

(informal) forget things easily or quickly: I’m terribly sorry I didn’t remember your birthday — I’ve got a memory like a sieve.
A sieve is a kitchen tool with small holes in it, used for separating solids from liquids or very small pieces of food from larger pieces.
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In addition to achieving Zeelandia's productivity gains, the new sieves needed to meet strict hygiene and safety standards, including HACCP and ATEX legislations.
The HK system can also be retrofitted to existing sieve towers.
If you decide to invest in seed sieves to process seeds of various sizes, consider the combo sieve sold by Fedco Seeds (www.
The NDT drying system uses molecular sieves (think little sponges) to wick water away from wet fine coal particles and does not require crushing or additional finer sizing of the wet coal to dry it.
Ensure the detector has a new operational sieve pack (white) and not the yellow factory sieve pack containing charcoal.
As a result, it is getting more and more difficult to get a 'local pea' through the sieves.
The weight retained on each sieve is divided by the total sample weight to arrive at the percent retained on each screen.
600 mm sieve size in a cumulative sample of only 195 kg suggests a coarse diamond size distribution at CH-1 which is normally an indication that a population of commercial-sized diamonds will be identified in larger samples.
It is a high capacity machine made in two, four, six or eight sections with sieve heights from 17 to 30 sieves, and provides highly accurate separations.
Abstract For any fixed positive integer k [greater than or equal to] 2, the power k sieve is defined as following: Starting to count on the natural numbers set at any step from 1: - delete every [2.
First, the final RAS product must be sized and screened such that 100 percent passes a 1/2-inch sieve screen.