refresh (one's) memory

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refresh (one's) memory

To remind one (about something); to help one to recall something. I'm sorry, I don't remember our discussion about that. You'll have to refresh my memory. You don't remember how much? Allow me to refresh your memory. You owe me $300.
See also: memory, refresh

reˌfresh somebody’s/your ˈmemory

remind somebody/yourself of something that you have forgotten: Refresh my memory, will you? How many children has he got?Before I interviewed Ms Waters, I read her book again just to refresh my memory.
See also: memory, refresh
References in classic literature ?
I have recently had occasion to refresh my memory by re-reading "
I shall enter here some of my notes, as they may refresh my memory when I talk over my travels with Mina.
Now, to refresh my memory about your affairs--it is some time since I talked them over with you.
I didn't want to cold blue the entire cylinder but I remember reading Paul's article and dug out my back issue to refresh my memory.
But luckily, it's often on sale in local pubs, and this week I popped into the Augustus John bar at the University of Liverpool to refresh my memory.
Refresh my memory on what happened to that programme.
I'll go home, watch it on Thursday and then take another look just to refresh my memory before the games.
I still keep some old NOS books around for reference to the various icons and symbols to help refresh my memory.
Kayla Bergin, of Longford Road, said: "Please can someone refresh my memory of why we pay taxes.
This afternoon I'll pop out for a breath of fresh air (if I'm not snowed in) then look over my music to refresh my memory as the dress rehearsal was two days ago.
I need no audio visual presentation to refresh my memory, Mr Wallace Thompson.
Once the agent called, I had to go back through my notes to see what I'd said about him at the time - to refresh my memory.
Refresh my memory but didn't we crash out of the World Cup in the quarter-finals after some dismal performances in the group stage?
Student 1: "This course has helped refresh my memory on constructivist learning theory.
To refresh my memory, I watched the video of All Quiet on the Western Front.