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
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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I would ask the political parties that are now sitting on the opposition benches to jog their memory and recall the shenanigans that they themselves had been indulging in during the past.
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."
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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."