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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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The weight of the bag really presses into your shoulders and your mind goes blank as you focus on finishing," said Lauren.
Before you go on them you think about what you'll do, but then when they actually happen your mind goes blank," she says.
Scribbling crib notes on your skin in case your mind goes blank during the big quiz has been done by middle-school kids for generations.
I knew two or three of the answers as soon as he said them but once you have gone through nine or 10 questions you don't know, your mind goes blank.
Every time I go to the table I try to concentrate on my technique but sometimes, when the nerves hit, your mind goes blank as you lean down to hit the shot.
THE ABSENT-MINDED PRESENTER: Nobody likes to give a presentation, especially when your mind goes blank.
The ground comes shooting up at you, your mind goes blank, then .