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.
See also: jog, memory
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Detective Superintendent David Swindle said: "These are vital witnesses who knew him when he was a young man and hopefully talking to them - and the latest publicity - might help jog their memory.
You don't have to include the entire message, just enough to jog their memory.
And if they have trouble finding their way back to the room, a memory box - filled with meaningful mementos - just might be the thing to jog their memory that they are home.
Superintendent George Gough, who's leading the murder hunt, said: "We hope someone may have heard something at the trial that will jog their memory.