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Draw a Blank

Welcome to English in a Minute, where we teach you all about idioms in American English. Has this ever happened to you? A: What was the name of America's first president?
B: I can't believe you don't remember that.Come on!
A: I konw. I konw. I've completely drawn a blank.
Drawn a blank? She could not remember that George Washington was America's first president because she drew a blank. It's another way of saying "I can't remember" something. There's another meaning,too. If you're looking for something, but can't find it, then you "draw a blank." In American English, you can use this phrase with friends or in business situations. And that's English in a Minute.