Ready to utter something but unable to remember it at the moment, as in I met him last year and his name is on the tip of my tongue—it’ll come to me in a minute. [ Early 1700]
Besides, is there something on the tip of your tongue?
*on the tip of one’s tongue
[of a thought or idea] about to be said or almost remembered. (*Typically: be ~; have something ~.) … I’ll think of it in a second.
Also, what is the meaning of grasp at straws?
Make a desperate attempt at saving oneself. For example, He had lost the argument, but he kept grasping at straws, naming numerous previous cases that had little to do with this one. This metaphoric expression alludes to a drowning person trying to save himself by grabbing at flimsy reeds.
What is the meaning of cost an arm and a leg?
informal. : to be too expensive I want a new car that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.