Last modified on 18 June 2013, at 21:25

recent memory



recent memory (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic) What is commonly remembered by most people, especially in terms of recent historical developments.
    The country is just recovering from one of the worst natural disasters in recent memory.
    Events like 9/11 and the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake are still fresh in our recent memory.