for future reference

idiom

: for the purpose of being looked at for information in the future
You should keep these instructions for future reference.

Examples of for future reference in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The premise is simple: such attackers can collect large amounts of today’s encrypted data and file it all away for future reference. David Phelan, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2024 In a kitchen always infused with tempting smells and stocked with her granddaughter’s favorite foods — apple pie, cinnamon bread, oatmeal-raisin cookies — Doris Jean imparted priceless knowledge and techniques that Fry tucked away for future reference. Kimberly Winter Stern, Kansas City Star, 25 Jan. 2024 But just for future reference, Mahomes — they’re called unmentionables for a reason. Chuck Schilken, Los Angeles Times, 14 Nov. 2023 Also, make a copy of the terms and requirements for future reference. Ken Tumin, CBS News, 25 July 2023 In addition to passports, the new system will require biometric data (fingerprints and facial images) and store them for future reference—much in the same way as the U.S. currently does. Forbeslife forbes Staff, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2022 Once the transaction was complete, the data was stored for future reference. Angelia McFarland, Forbes, 27 June 2022 As a bonus, their young players are getting playoff experience for future reference and valuable guidance from two-time Cup winner Dustin Brown, who will retire after the season. Los Angeles Times, 10 May 2022 Most items come with a signature and a card, for future reference. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, 15 July 2021

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“For future reference.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/for%20future%20reference. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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