memory like a sieve

Memory like a sieve
If somebody can't retain things for long in his or her memory and quickly forgets, he or she has a memory like a sieve. A sieve has lots of tiny holes in it to let liquids out while keeping the solids inside.

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  • memory like a sieve —    If somebody can t retain things for long in his or her memory and quickly forgets, he or she has a memory like a sieve. A sieve has lots of tiny holes in it to let liquids out while keeping the solids inside.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Memory like a sieve —   If somebody can t retain things for long in his or her memory and quickly forgets, he or she has a memory like a sieve. A sieve has lots of tiny holes in it to let liquids out while keeping the solids inside …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • (a) memory like a sieve — a memory like a sieve informal phrase an extremely bad memory Thesaurus: words used to describe memory and memorieshyponym to remembersynonym Main entry: sieve …   Useful english dictionary

  • a memory like a sieve — see under ↑sieve • • • Main Entry: ↑memory …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • a memory like a sieve — informal an extremely bad memory …   English dictionary

  • memory/brain like a sieve —    Someone who has a memory (or brain) like a sieve has a very bad memory and forgets things easily.     Oh, I forgot to buy the bread I ve got a brain like a sieve these days! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • brain like a sieve —    Someone who has a brain like a sieve has a very bad memory and forgets things easily.     Oh, I forgot to buy the bread I ve got a brain like a sieve these days! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • head like a sieve — poor memory, mind which does not absorb information …   English contemporary dictionary

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