The informal idiom 'can't quite put my finger on it' means to not be able to identify exactly what is wrong or different about a particular situation. This video explains the meaning and use of the idiom 'can't quite put my finger on it'. We explain how to use it, with some easy examples to help you understand, so you can use it in spoken and Business English.
In this video, you will learn that the term ‘can't quite put my finger on it' means you are looking for what is wrong, but you cannot identify what it is. When something is nagging at you or you feel like something is out of place, but you’re still trying to figure out what it is, that’s a perfect example of not being able to put your finger on it.