have a memory like a sieve

have a memory/mind like a ˈsieve idiom
(informal) to have a very bad memory; to forget things easily
Main entry:sieveidiom

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  • have a memory like a sieve — to be very bad at remembering things. I ve never known anyone so forgetful she s got a memory like a sieve …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a mind like a sieve — see ↑sieve, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑mind * * * have a memory/mind like a ˈsieve idiom (informal) to have a very bad memory; to forget things easily Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a mind like a sieve — verb To have a poor memory; to have difficulty remembering things. Oh, thats right. You said that yesterday, didnt you? I have a mind like a sieve …   Wiktionary

  • have a mind like a sieve — to be very bad at remembering things. I ve never known anyone so forgetful she s got a memory like a sieve …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a memory/mind like a sieve — informal : to have a very bad memory : to be unable to remember things I m sorry. I have a memory like a sieve. What was your name again? • • • Main Entry: ↑sieve …   Useful english dictionary

  • memory — mem|o|ry W1S1 [ˈmeməri] n plural memories ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(ability to remember)¦ 2¦(something you remember)¦ 3¦(computer)¦ 4 in/within memory 5 in memory of somebody 6 somebody s memory 7 a walk/trip down memory lane 8 somebody s memory is playing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • memory — / memFri/ noun 1 ABILITY TO REMEMBER (C, U) the ability to remember things, places, experiences etc: Grandpa was getting old and his memory wasn t so good. | have a good/bad memory for sth (=be good or bad at remembering things of a particular… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • memory — mem|o|ry [ mem(ə)ri ] noun *** 1. ) count something that you remember: The memory of that night is still clear in his mind. memory of: I don t have many good memories of my school days. a vivid memory (=a very clear memory): What are your most… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sieve — 1 noun (C) 1 a) a round wire kitchen tool with a lot of small holes, used for separating solid food from liquid or small pieces of food from large pieces b) a round wire tool for separating small objects from large objects 2 have a memory like a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sieve — sieve1 [sıv] n [: Old English; Origin: sife] 1.) a) a round wire kitchen tool with a lot of small holes, used for separating solid food from liquid or small pieces of food from large pieces b) a round wire tool for separating small objects from… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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