On the tip of my tongue 话到嘴边（一时想不起来）
The script of this programme 本节目台词
Helen: 大家好，欢迎收听《地道英语》，我是Helen. 和我在一起的是 Rob. Hi Rob.
Rob: Hi Helen. How was your weekend?
Helen: Good thanks, I didn't do much, just relaxed. How was yours?
Rob: Interesting. I bumped into Bob…
Helen: Bob? Oh the guy we used to work with.
Rob: Yes, that's him. Well, I had a good chat with him. You know all he talked about was computers and how he could never get a girlfriend… well guess what?
Helen: He's now head of IT?
Helen: He's won the lottery and is a millionaire?
Rob: No Helen. He's getting married!
Helen: Oh that's good news. Is he marrying anyone we know?
Rob: Yes. That's the thing – it's someone we know really well.
Helen: Who's that?
Rob: Hmm… erm… I can't remember her name… it's on the tip of my tongue.
Helen: The tip of your tongue? That's a strange place – well ok, stick your tongue out.
Rob: (with his tongue out) Why do I need to do this Helen?
Helen: You said it was 'on the tip of your tongue'.
Rob: No Helen. I mean I know her name but I can't quite remember it right now.
Helen: Why didn't you say! On the tip of my tongue 直译是“在我的舌尖上”，但实际要表达的意思话在嘴边，但一下子想不起来了。Rob, 你应该很快就能想起来吧？Will you remember the information soon?
Rob: Yes I will. It really is just on the tip of my tongue. Let's hear some examples and her name might come back to me.
- We nearly won the quiz; John had the answer to the last question on the tip of his tongue - but the other team said it first.
- The name will come to me soon, it's on the tip of my tongue… ah yes, his name is Paul.
Helen: 话都到嘴边了，可就是一时想不起来。So Rob, is the name of the woman that Bob is marrying, still on the tip of your tongue?
Rob: No. I remember it now – her name is Alison.
Helen: Alison – from accounts? That's great news.
Rob: It is and Bob says we're invited to the wedding.
Helen: Brilliant. I love a good wedding – when is it?
Rob: Oh, erm… errr…
Helen: Don't tell me. It's on the tip of your tongue.
Rob: It is… sorry. I'll remember soon.
Helen: I hope you do.