Idiom:  make a mental note


Idiom:  make a mental note

  • to make an effort to remember something you don’t write down on paper

Example sentences

— You might want to make a mental note for the future that we also offer free delivery.

— made a mental note to pick up my dry cleaning on my way home tonight.

— Please write this down. Every time you make a mental note you forget.

— I used to try to make a mental note of things but now I just make voice memos on my phone.

— Sorry I forgot to call. I made a mental note but still forgot.

— I could tell my husband was making mental notes as my little brother was talking about his bitcoin setup.

— Let's try to make mental notes about her recording studio setup. It's fantastic.

— They don't allow cameras or cell phones so make as many mental notes as you can.

— While we were being robbed I was making mental notes about the thief and the car he drove.

— My boyfriend showed me a family holiday video from last year and I made a mental note of who everyone was, how they dressed, etc. so I can fit in this Thanksgiving.

 Thank goodness for mobile phones. I'm a failure at making mental notes.


  • take note
  • commit to memory

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