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." By no means should this revelation be attributed to Watts, however.
While it may be slow in coming, the prospects for reform are better than they've been in recent memory. Bush seems to understand and embrace the simple idea that Mexicans deserve economic opportunity- in the sense of freedom to engage in voluntary, productive exchange- as much as anyone born north of the Rio Grande.
But the gilt and flash can't disguise that this year's crop of traditional print reports is the worst in recent memory. In fact, it represents a devolution of the genre, with standards falling to the lowest level in the 12 years I've evaluated reports in conjunction with Chief Executive magazine.