English version

draw a blank

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdraw a blankdraw a blankinformalFAIL to be unsuccessful in finding information or the answer to a problem All his investigations have drawn a blank so far. draw
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draw a blankWell, we've drawn a blank.Once again police investigators have drawn a blank.He used the word discreet and drew a blank.No, I draw a blank.Outside, it is closing time and we have drawn a blank.Police inquiries so far have drawn a blank.But other experiments continue to draw blanks, as two recent papers in Physical Review Letters report.Maggie had drawn a blank, none of the bodies were of those she was looking for.I just drew a blank on the last test question.Ron Wyden, drew a blank when asked where Bosnia was.
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