jog somebody's memory

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
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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.
See also: jog, memory
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Officers hope the pictures will jog somebody's memory.
Navi's family have released a new image of him in the hope that it will jog somebody's memory and lead to new information regarding his whereabouts.
A simple appeal such as the one the families are making in the Irish Sunday Mirror today may jog somebody's memory and reveal a crucial bit of information.
It is disappointing that we cannot get any closure on what happened that night, but I hope that this appeal helps jog somebody's memory or triggers someone's conscience to come forward."
I am wondering if this information will jog somebody's memory.
They fear she may be frightened about coming forward herself following her baby's death but police said that despite the coroner's ruling, no criminal charges would be brought Pc Truelove said: "We are very concerned about Zhimin and we are hoping that by re-appealing for information we might jog somebody's memory.
Detectives have released CCTV pictures showing her leaving the flat in the hope that they will jog somebody's memory.
``We've decided to launch a fresh appeal as, despite the time that has gone by, something may now jog somebody's memory or somebody may have seen the jewels
She is hopeful a new campaign, which will see Phillip's picture feature on two-litre cartons of milk at Iceland until the end of the month, could turn up a new lead or jog somebody's memory.
Police said: 'The blanket and towel are quite distinctive and we are hoping one or both may jog somebody's memory.
Officers hope the pictures will jog somebody's memory. But they have worked out how the bomb was assembled by Abedi after finding evidence of explosive materials at several of the 29 houses they searched.
We hope that the publicity will jog somebody's memory and they will come forward with information." A full investigation has been launched and police have carried out house-to-house inquiries and forensic searches of the scene.
"They give details of Fiona's disappearance and we are hoping it may jog somebody's memory.
The appeal at the Stadium of Light was broadcast over the public address system and scoreboard in the hope that her description and last-known whereabouts would jog somebody's memory.