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short memory

This page is about the collocation short memory

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

If you have a short memory, you can forget things soon after they've happened.

For example

  • She's got a short memory, so she mightn't remember what you just said.

  • If they vote for the same politicians again, their memories must be very short.

Quick Quiz

People with a short memory don't remember

a. anything that happened in the past

b. something that takes a long time

c. everything that's happened recently

Contributor: Matt Errey