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(one's) mind goes blank

One suddenly forgets or is unable to think of something. Even though I'd been preparing for the interview for days, my mind went blank as soon as they started asking questions. She went to introduce her husband to the producers, but her mind went blank when she tried to remember their names.
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But nowadays my mind goes blank whenever my daughter or wife inquires about my festive gift desires.
But some weeks, and this happens quite frequently, I sit before the computer and my mind goes blank.
I become a nervous wreck, get a dry mouth, palpitations, and my mind goes blank so I just spout rubbish.
I know the material before I take the test, but then my mind goes blank.