cast (one's) mind back

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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.
See also: back, cast, mind
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cast your ˈmind back to something

think about something in the past: Cast your mind back to when you were a child.
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With this in mind, I am appealing to readers with a connection to local policing to cast their minds back to see if anyone has any such items that could be used by Jimmy and the local RPOAS branch.
Here quiz master Jimmy Carr, above, invites Russell Brand, Noel Fielding, Jonathan Ross, Jack Whitehall, Warwick Davis and Claudia Winkleman to put on their thinking caps and cast their minds back a decade to recall the most memorable moments and celebrity stories of the past 10 years.
They need only cast their minds back 72 hours to the man who removed the last brick from his crumbling empire.
PC Chris Jones said: "We think the vehicle may be a cab so I would urge taxi drivers to cast their minds back and ask themselves if they were in Caerphilly at the time.
People are being urged to cast their minds bacK to the early hours of February 13 when a man was injured on Water Street at around 3.50am.
HORSE riders are being asked to cast their minds back to help re-open a Guisborough bridleway.
All they need to do is cast their minds back to the days when Thatcher destroyed industry, wrecked communities, stopped children's school milk, sold off everything but the kitchen sink, brought about the dreaded poll tax, the list just goes on.
VILLAGERS are being urged to cast their minds back to help solve a crime.
Sunderland fans have to cast their minds back to December 2002 for their last Premiership victory, but the wait could come to an end today.
PC Anna Morgan has urged clubbers to cast their minds back to see if they can come up with any new information.