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Rack my brain

Parf of speech: Expression, OED Year: 1583, OED Evaluation: N/A

to make a great effort to think of or remember something.

Four days later, I was like, "I was supposed to do something. What was it?" and it took me a while to rack my brain. And she 's really nice. And she was making an exception to talk to me.
To think intensely to find an answer
Well, I- I can tell you some things that I- I was trying to rack my brain on things that I could really remember about it- being a- a kid over there and ah- the one was the- and I must have been very very small but when the circus used to come to town...
To think intensely to find an answer