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.
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Perhaps the date of 16th December 1773 would jog his memory. The causes for this "tea party" were many but two are highlighted here.
Maybe a spell behind bars for her father will help jog his memory over where his billions went.
Phil thinks his disoriented state is a good thing, especially if it means he doesn't remember anything about Heather's death, and discourages Ben from doing anything that might jog his memory.
My uncle now has dementia, so if we could get any information for him it may jog his memory, as he seems to be better remembering the old days and memories.
I don't believe a few electrical shocks to his genitals delivered to jog his memory will send us hurtling back to the dark ages.
Before his death in 1986 he began to reconstruct these years, using old appointment books and such to jog his memory. The results, edited by Katherine Bucknell, are now being published as Lost Years: A Memoir 1945-1951.
Leonard's solution is to create a system of mementoes that will jog his memory - including tattoos to remind him of important facts.