brain cramp

brain cramp

A momentary mental lapse in attention, memory, understanding, care, or competence. Sorry boss, I just had a little brain cramp there. What were you saying again? Jack, having a bit of a brain cramp, accidentally sawed the beam completely in two.
See also: brain, cramp
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The first seven free market ideas came from individuals working outside of government, and the Keynesian brain cramp came from a former high-level government bureaucrat.
And finally, as many of you noted in last week's odds and ends column, I had a brain cramp.
The key is to provide ease in use and to minimize brain cramp for customers.
a few days earlier -- when I had a major brain cramp and climbed a ladder to clear out my rain gutters in the middle of a summer heat wave -- I had written about them.
They lost Game 2 just 11 seconds into overtime because of another brain cramp.
The lapse surprised Horton, who said Schmidt is "the last guy I would expect to have a brain cramp.
That's what led me to the brainstorm -- most would call it a brain cramp -- to declare I was going down to City Hall on Bastille Day, the anniversary of July 14, 1789, the day the French Revolution began.
Then, following Leodis McKelvin's brain cramp, the Patriots came up with a fumble recovery at the Buffalo 31.
But they chose that moment to do what the Raiders so often do, suffering a sort of collective brain cramp former coach Bill Callahan might have had in mind, back in 2004, when he famously complained, "We've got to be the dumbest team in America, in terms of playing the game.
A brain cramp resulted in those stats being wrong in this space the other day).
It hardly hurt the USC cause that ASU coach Dirk Koetter had a serious brain cramp late in the game.
I'm the one with the most hours with an open mike and in on every conversation, so sometimes I'll have a brain cramp.
Brain cramp cost them against the Rams, and last week Kelly Holcomb - Kelly Holcomb
Yet with the Dodgers and Giants tied for the National League wild-card lead and in a showdown series, Daal had a serious brain cramp Tuesday night.