Draw a blank

Meaning: 1) to get no response; to find nothing. 2) to fail to remember something.

Example: 1) I asked him about Tom’s financial problems, and I just drew a blank. We looked in the files for an hour, but we drew a blank. 2) I tried to remember her telephone number, but I could only draw a blank. It was a very hard test with just one question to answer, and I drew a blank.

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