put (your) finger on

Meaning(s)

1. identify or remember the details of something

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I just can't put my finger on it

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If you 'can't put your finger on' something it means not to know, be able to identify what is wrong, or what is different or unusual about a situation or matter. "I couldn't quite put my finger on what age he was." "Something seems strange about the room, but I couldn't put my finger on it." You can use this expression in social and professional situations.


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  1. I've always been able to understand this, but right now I just can't put my finger on it.
  2. I know we've met before but I just can't put my finger on where.

Check Icon Social Examples (Advance)

  1. I've always been able to understand this, but right now I just can't put my finger on it.
  2. I know we've met before, but I just can't put my finger on where.

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