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(something) escapes you

Meaning: If you say something escapes you, it means you can't remember it.

For example:

  • I'm really sorry, but your name escapes me at the moment. Could you tell me again please?

  • Kim said he knew the song really well, but the name of the band that had recorded it escaped him.

Quick Quiz:

Her name escaped me just as I was introducing her to other guests. I felt
  1. really embarrassed
  2. very proud
  3. quite angry

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