not put (one's) finger on (something)(redirected from can't put finger on something)
not put (one's) finger on (something)
To not recall fully, clearly, or correctly. I can't put my finger on what this is reminding me of. There's something I was supposed to do this afternoon, but I can't put my finger on it.
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not put your ˈfinger on something(informal) not be able to say exactly what is wrong or different about a particular situation: I knew something she had said wasn’t true, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. ♢ There’s something wrong with these statistics but I just can’t put my finger on what it is.
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