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Meaning of “be on the tip of your tongue” in the English Dictionary

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be on the tip of your tongue

If something that you ​want to say is on the tip of ​yourtongue, you ​think you ​know it and that you will be ​able to ​remember it very ​soon: Her ​name is on the tip of my ​tongue.
(Definition of be on the tip of your tongue from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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