knowyourphrase.com - The Meanings and Origins For Several Common Idioms and Phrases
Recalling a memory; causing a person to remember something or someone.
* Sarah, the person in this photo looks familiar but I just can't place the name. Can you do me a favor and take a look at this picture to see if this person's face rings any bells for you?
Note: A phrase's origins are, much of the time, very unclear. The origins you see listed are the plausible theories floating around for how or where an idiom came from, but they cannot be confirmed with full certainty. The quotes which have the phrase in them are the oldest written forms of the phrase I could find, but keep in mind that older recordings are probably out there somewhere. If you find an earlier citation than what I have, feel free to let me know!
Also, remember that just because you see a saying in an old book or newspaper, let's say from the year 1893, it does not mean the saying originates from that source. In all likelihood, if an expression is already in use in a book or newspaper, then it's probably older. Nevertheless, these old quotes serve as a way to show the reader how far back in history some of these sayings go.