something to remember (one) by

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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

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.
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Noel is giving the brave 32-year-old and her two young sons a Disneyland holiday and a camcorder to record their last precious moments, so they'll have something to remember her by.
She was so impressed by what she saw that she decided to dedicate her latest book, At The Firefly Gate, to the school as something to remember her by.
Anna Cummiskey, Vera's sister and also a nurse, said: "Vera was really popular on the ward so we thought it would be nice to do something to remember her by.
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