(one's) mind goes blank

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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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I read up on Rules in preparation but when I was first called upon to make what would be a standard decision, my mind went blank.
They were trying to explain how to do CPR and, although I know how to do it, my mind went blank.
Then one morning I was so bored that my mind went blank and I fainted, so I was allowed to miss the sermon and prayers that day.
Countless times I was caught with a heavy blow that left me literally seeing stars, my mind went blank and I just didn't know where I was for a moment.
I think the dive was just a reaction, my mind went blank, the next thing I knew I was lying on the ground.
I was hoping to finish in the second or third place, but when they announced my name as the winner, my mind went blank," Shakir told Times of Oman.
They were halting and painful affairs in which momentum would lurch forward only to come to an abrupt stop as my mind went blank.
The moment the manager said my name when he read the team out that day my mind went blank," he recalled.
And when Paul came through the mirror, I couldn't believe it - my mind went blank.
For a split second my mind went blank and I was disconnected from
When he pulled George to the outside, my mind went blank.
The doctor said tumour and my mind went blank, and she said malignant and my mind went blank, I know what it all is but I just couldn't think.
I sang the first two lines and my mind went blank,'' recalled Kent.
My mind went blank and the only thing I could think of was the police station.