memory like a sieve

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memory like a sieve

  1. (simile) Alternative form of mind like a sieve.
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter XX:
      Charming woman, but with a memory like a sieve. The sort who's always losing one glove at the theatre. Naturally she wouldn't remember a butler's name. She probably thought all along it was Fotheringay or Binks or something. Very common, that sort of mental lapse.
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