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(something) escapes you

This page is about the idiom (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

a. really embarrassed

b. very proud

c. quite angry

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Contributor: Matt Errey