What does 'Memory like a sieve' mean?
Meaning: 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.
Contributor: Richard Flynn
Country: International English | Subject Area: Furniture and household fittings | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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