draw a blank draw a blank

Definition(s):

  • (v) be unable to remember

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Ask the average person who Fred Kavli is, and you'll probably draw a blank stare.
  2. When Germany was reunited in the early 1990s, the easiest way to draw a blank stare in New Delhi, or a hiss in Islamabad, was to ask if the subcontinent could someday be unified.
  3. Sometimes pupils draw a blank at particular sounds.

News

  1. Peyton Manning ties Joe Kapp, 5 others with 7 touchdowns in a game

    DENVER -- Peyton Manning is a quintessential student of the game, so the Denver Broncos quarterback didn't draw a blank Thursday night when asked about tying old-school Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joe Kapp with seven touchdown passes in a game.        
    on September 6, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. Moyes 'wouldn't be worried' if Manchester United makes no new signings

    The former Everton boss saw his side draw a blank in defeat at Anfield, but insists that the team's performance was the best he has presided over so far.
    on September 1, 2013     Source: Goal.com

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