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.
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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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The Wishing Willows project enables Year 6 pupils to give their school something to remember them by when they leave.
The Cribbins like the idea of making memories for the children so they'll have something to remember them by when they are gone.
PUPIL plotters lay in wait since 6am to give sixth form head John Mason something to remember them by.
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