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It's on the tip of my tongue.
I am thinking of something and feel like I know the word or name, but I can't quite remember it.
"It" is a name of someone or a word for something.
How well can you remember it?
what-cha-ma-call-it
A substitute word for something which you can't remember the word for.
It is like a question, but it goes in the sentence in place of a noun/thing.
Whats-his-face?
What's his name?
You can't or can't be bothered to remember his name. Somewhat impersonal or rude.
What can't you remember? How do you feel about this person?
whats-her-name
Like asking "What's her name?", but it can be used in the middle of the sentence in place of the person's name.
Also: Whats-his-name. I.e., Can be male or female.
What doesn't the speaker remember? How can you use this phrase?
draw a blank
to not remember anything
Imagine an empty blank space.

"I drew a blank on the quiz."
"I am drawing a blank on what I did yesterday afternoon."