|can't hold a candle
||(See hold a candle)
|can't put my finger on it
||cannot remember the exact words
||I know the answer, but I can't put my finger on it.
|can't put my hands on it
||cannot remember exactly where it is
||Your book is in my office, but I can't put my hands on it now.
|can't see for looking
||cannot see because I have been looking too long
||Will you try to find my glove? I can't see for looking.
|can't see the forest for the trees
||I am so close that I cannot see the whole picture or the big picture
||I'm so involved in teaching that I've lost my view of education. I can't see the forest for the trees.
||does not like, hate
||Don can't stand love songs. He thinks the words are silly.
||getting goosed in Canada by a Canadian
||"There," he said. "Now you've had your Canada goose."
||a person who tells the police, a squealer
||Ken - that canary! He tells the boss who comes in late.
||a person without courage or confidence
||Larry, that candy-ass! He's afraid to play me because he may lose.
||prepared, memorized, a pat answer
||His answers sound canned, like he memorized them.