Put my finger on it

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Definition

(Something is wrong,) but I can't quite put my finger on it!: (Something is wrong,) but I'm not sure what! but I can't tell what it is! but I don't know what specifically!
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Examples

  • "Rugby fan : I can't put my finger on it exactly, but the sport itself remains loyal to its gentlemanly roots."
  • "Susie : I had the feeling that Bruno was trying to tell me something, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it."

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