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Tip of my Tongue

To have a thing on the tip of my tongue means to have it so pat that it comes without thought; also, to have a thing on the verge of one's memory, but not quite perfectly remembered. (In Latin, in labris natat.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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