To draw a blank means to be unable to remember; to not be successful at finding something.

This expression is an allusion to drawing a lottery ticket: — if the ticket is blank, it means it cannot win the prize.

Let’s see an example —

“The teacher asked him a question, but he drew a blank.”

He could not answer the question. He couldn’t recall the answer.

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