if memory serves

variants: or if (my) memory serves me (correctly/right/rightly)

Definition of if memory serves

: if I remember accurately The child's name was Rebecca Rose, if memory serves. She and her mother both died in the big influenza epidemic of 1918.— Sue Grafton It was on the third day, if my memory serves me right, that I saw the lad killed.— H. G. Wells He stated with hesitation that "If my memory serves me correctly, his name was John."

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“If memory serves.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/if%20memory%20serves. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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