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a night to remember

A night on which something memorable has happened. I was always told that prom would be a night to remember, but it was actually pretty lame—nothing like you see in the movies. Getting caught in a freak ice storm has certainly made this a night to remember.
See also: night, remember, to

as far as I (can) recall/remember

To the extent that I am able to remember. Piper is off today, as far as I can recall. As far as I remember, we need this part of the project done by Wednesday.
See also: far, recall, remember

be remembered as (something)

To have one's particular role as something be the primary part of one's legacy. That choreographer will be remembered as a true innovator in the world of dance.
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be remembered for (something)

To have one's particular action, such as an accomplishment or misdeed, be the primary part of one's legacy. That choreographer will be remembered for all of her innovations in the world of dance.
See also: for, remember

can't remember a fucking thing

rude slang Has difficulty remembering anything; forgets a lot of things. Geez, I can't remember a fucking thing these days! I'm so sorry I forgot your birthday!
See also: fucking, remember, thing

can't remember shit

rude slang Has difficulty remembering anything; forgets a lot of things. Geez, I can't remember shit these days! I'm so sorry I forgot your birthday!
See also: remember, shit

Does anybody remember laughter?

A phrase suggestive of a grim reality or situation. It was famously said by Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant during a live performance of "Stairway to Heaven" in 1976. Yeah, she's been acting like a total weirdo lately, wearing all black and walking around saying eerie things like, "Does anybody remember laughter?" A: "So, as you can see, our sales forecasts for this quarter are… well, once again, they're not very good." B: "Wow. Does anybody remember laughter?"
See also: anybody, does, remember

I can't remember the last time (something happened)

A phrase used literally or rhetorically to indicate that it has been an extremely long time since the last time something happened or occurred. Wow, I can't remember the last time you bought me flowers for my birthday! Thank you! This is just what we needed. I can't remember the last time you and I took a vacation on our own, without the kids.
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remember (one) to (someone)

To bring or deliver one's greetings to someone else. Have fun on your trip—please remember me to Aunt Lily and Uncle Michael!
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remember (someone or something) as (something)

To have a memory of someone or something as being a particular way or a particular type of person or thing. I remember my childhood as a very happy experience, so I was shocked to find out that my brother remembers it differently. I remember him as a being real jerk, but everyone looks back on him very fondly. You'll remember your college years as the best time of your life, so make the most of them.
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remember (someone) in (one's) will

To include someone in one's final will and testament in order to bequeath something to them after one's death. My grandfather and I were very close, so I was so surprised when he didn't remember me in his will. You've done so much for me and my wife—we'll be sure to remember you in our wills.
See also: remember, will

remember to write

A clichéd farewell urging someone to remain in contact while they are gone. Sometimes used humorously as a casual farewell. Have a wonderful time in Paris, Colin! Remember to write! A: "I'd better get going, thanks for having me!" B: "No problem. Remember to write!"
See also: remember, to, write

remember, remember, the fifth of November

A phrase associated with Guy Fawkes Day, November 5. Guy Fawkes was a conspirator in the thwarted Gunpowder Plot, which would have killed King James I and blown up Parliament on November 5, 1605. Primarily heard in UK. A: "What exactly is Guy Fawkes Day anyway?" B: "Ah, remember, remember, the fifth of November."
See also: fifth, of

something to remember (one) by

A memento or keepsake to remind one of someone. I'll miss you too. Here, keep my hat—something to remember me by.
See also: by, remember, something, to
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

Remember me to someone.

Please carry my good wishes to someone. (The someone can be a person's name or a pronoun.) Tom: My brother says hello. Bill: Oh, good. Please remember me to him. Tom: I will. Fred: Bye. John: Good-bye, Fred. Remember me to your Uncle Tom.
See also: remember, to

remember someone as something

to recall someone as being a particular type of person. I remember Terri as a rather cheerful girl, always willing to help out. William will be remembered as a grouchy person.
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remember someone in one's will

to bequeath something to someone in one's will. My uncle always said he would remember me in his will. He failed to remember me in his will.
See also: remember, will

remember someone to someone

to carry the greetings of someone to someone else. Please remember all of us to your uncle. I will remember you to my brother, who asks of you often.
See also: remember, to

Remember to write,

 and Don't forget to write. 
1. Lit. a final parting comment made to remind someone going on a journey to write to those remaining at home. Alice: Bye. Mary: Good-bye, Alice. Remember to write. Alice: I will. Bye. Sally: Remember to write! Fred: I will!
2. Fig. a parting comment made to someone in place of a regular good-bye. (Jocular.) John: See you tomorrow. Bye. Jane: See you. Remember to write. John: Okay. See you after lunch. Jane: Yeah. Bye. Remember to write.
See also: remember, to, write
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

something to reˈmember somebody by

(informal) a punishment, especially a physical one: If I ever catch you stealing my apples again, I’ll give you something to remember me by.

be reˈmembered as/for something

be famous or known for a particular thing that you have done in the past: He is best remembered as the man who brought jazz to Britain.A natural journalist, he will be remembered for his words rather than his actions.
See also: for, remember, something
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

remember to

v.
To deliver greetings from someone to someone else: Please remember me to your family.
See also: remember, to
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

can’t remember a fucking thing

and CRAFT
phr. & comp. abb. a phrase said when one’s memory fails. (Usually objectionable.) Gee, I’m getting old. CRAFT. What’s your name, again? I can’t remember a fucking thing!
See also: fucking, remember, thing

can’t remember shit

and CRS
phr. & comp. abb. can’t remember anything. (Usually objectionable.) Tom can’t remember shit. He has to write everything down. I was diagnosed with CRS. It comes with age!
See also: remember, shit
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Memories contain the emotions and interpretations the rememberer recalls being associated with that which is remembered (Disque & Bitter, 2004).
The challenge here is enormous given the abundant demonstrations of false memories that are endorsed by rememberers with strong conviction.
But the value of Architexts of Memory lies less in conceptual innovation than in the details: in the fond, sympathetic attention it turns to the writings of Proust, Woolf, George Eliot, Nerval, and other talkative rememberers. The book's metabolic make-up (short on conceptual insight, long on the finely wrought nuance) actually reflects Ender's idea of memory, which holds that the power and beauty of it is never in the generic, but in the poignantly singular.
In his monumental treatise The Principles of Psychology published in 1890, just seven years before his brother Henry completed his popular novella, William James claimed that what we think of as memory is not a mere "copy" of the past but "on the contrary, a very complex representation, that of the fact to be recalled plus" all its later associations--an ongoing reconstruction of experience deemed as integral to the emerging identity of the rememberer (1904, 650).
It must include an element that indicates the rememberer in such a way as to mark other entities referred to by the content as being in relation to the rememberer's position of perspective.
His chapter on the moral witness, in particular, very thoughtfully frames the question, "Who should be charged with remembering for everyone else?" Closely related to this is, "What kind of person should this 'rememberer' -- or moral witness -- be?" And must the moral witness be moral?
The Rememberer?' In fact," my mother said, "he'd printed out, `This Is The Reminder Reminding You.' It was about something to pick up when I went to town.
It has always a beginning and an end in time, and the interval between the two temporal boundaries is filled with some activity, frequently but not always by one or more "actors." Events recorded in the episodic system always involve the rememberer, either as one of the actors or as an observer of the event.
Initially, he attributes this form of remembering to an individual limitation of the rememberer, 'a person of few interests, and those largely unorganised and concrete in nature' (Bartlett, 1932, p.
Ramsay have died, just at the point, in fact, where they were about to sink into oblivion, and in both cases the resurrection, occurring in response to a deeply rooted need, works some profound change upon the rememberer. By coming to terms with these characters in memory alone, then, where they are subject to the desire of the living, both Lily and the narrator of Nachdenken create a form of alter ego.
In Patrimony Roth presents his aged father as something of a pain in the neck but also as the keeper of the past, the storyteller, the Great Rememberer. Driving around Newark with his son, the former insurance agent, like a real census taker, recalls every occupant of every building.
In another letter to Lucy she exclaims "what a rememberer, if I may make a word, is the heart!--Not a circumstance escapes it" (4: 60).
When recalled, memories stored in the sense memory [8] evoke the present in which they were made, a present always previous to, and so in some way foreign to, the one in which the rememberer now dwells.
You remembered Tom and Peg today." She could have said, "Daryl, you are a great rememberer," but she chose not to, because Daryl knows that he did not remember everyone's name, and tomorrow he may forget some that he knew today.
Knightley acts as chief rememberer, especially at Box Hill where he reminds Emma of Miss Bates' history in Highbury as one who "'has sunk from the comforts she was born to,'" from a time "'when her notice was an honour.'" Austen writes: "Emma recollected, blushed, and was sorry" (374-75).