Phrases to Use When You Forget Something

We forget things, it can happen to anyone.

Some of us are forgetful, others may simply be in a rush. It’s not that big a deal, unless, you forget to bring your files to the presentation or you forget to send in the reports!

Here are some phrases to use when you forget something:

“It slipped my mind.”

It simply means that you forgot something.

“I forgot Divya’s birthday! It completely slipped my mind.”

“Did you buy the grocery or did it slip your mind again?”

“It does not ring a bell!”

Use this phrase to tell the other person that you do not remember/are not familiar with the topic of discussion.

“I’ve never heard that name before, it does not ring a bell.”

“Sheena hasn’t heard that tune before – it doesn’t ring a bell.”

“It’s on the tip of my tongue.”

When you are sure you know something, but cannot recall it at that moment.

“No, don’t tell me! I know the answer, it’s on the tip of my tongue.”

“Who is this actor? His name is on the tip of my tongue, I swear!”

“Can you refresh my memory?”

It means you want the other person to help you recall something.

“I was too young then, can you refresh my memory?”

“I can refresh your memory in case you have forgotten about our school trip!”

“I lost my train of thought.”

To forget something while thinking about it due to some distraction or interruption.

“Give me a minute, I lost my train of thought.”

“I lost my train of thought now! What was I saying?”

Remember these phrases the next time you forget something!

Also read: 5 Useful Phrases If You’re Late

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