lest we forget
[ lest-wee fer-get ]
/ ˈlɛst ˌwi fərˈgɛt /
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we should not forget (often used as a cautionary phrase):Lest we forget, many large conflicts have started over small, insignificant areas.Lest we forget, fake news is still with us.
in case you have forgotten (used facetiously):The 1980s, lest we forget, was a terrible era for fashion.
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Origin of lest we forget
Refrain from Rudyard Kipling's poem “Recessional” (1897)
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