(something) escapes you
Meaning: If you say something escapes you, it means you can't remember it.
- 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.
Her name escaped me just as I was introducing her to other guests. I felt
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Contributor: Matt Errey