Idioms: can't hold a candle -- canned

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.
can't stand does not like, hate Don can't stand love songs. He thinks the words are silly.
Canada goose getting goosed in Canada by a Canadian "There," he said. "Now you've had your Canada goose."
canary a person who tells the police, a squealer Ken - that canary! He tells the boss who comes in late.
candy-ass a person without courage or confidence Larry, that candy-ass! He's afraid to play me because he may lose.
canned prepared, memorized, a pat answer His answers sound canned, like he memorized them.
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