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    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    An idiom about bad memory
    I'm not sure exactly what you mean by 'bad memory', but if you mean someone who doesn't remember well...here are a few idioms.

    In UK English, and only used informally...

    "I have a memory/head like a sieve"...I keep forgetting things.

    "She has the memory of a goldfish"....poor short-term memory.

    "He'd (would) forget his head if it wasn't screwed on"....very forgetful.

    There are more I'm sure, but that's all I can think of at the moment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by finta View Post
    I'm not sure exactly what you mean by 'bad memory', but if you mean someone who doesn't remember well...here are a few idioms.

    In UK English, and only used informally...

    "I have a memory/head like a sieve"...I keep forgetting things.

    "She has the memory of a goldfish"....poor short-term memory.

    "He'd (would) forget his head if it wasn't screwed on"....very forgetful.

    There are more I'm sure, but that's all I can think of at the moment!

    finta
    You got it right, thanks!
    I sometimes got a head like a sieve that's why I need to study often to keep things in.

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    Keep at blouen, you'll get there!

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