I am going nuts with the sentence below. I am supposed to fill in the gap with an expression containing the word in bracket SPOT. Can someone help me complete this sentence?

"I can't understand poetry. I am afraid it is a...............(spot) with me."

I am very confused whether I have to use an idiom like "to be in a tight spot" or a phrasal verb or other. I have tried some expressions but the preposition WITH after the gap makes me think I am far from right in my guesses.

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    Looks like "sore spot" will work for you. "It's a sore spot with me" is a common English idiom, at least in AmE.
    – Robusto
    Mar 24, 2020 at 16:00
  • Is there a text ot site you're working with? OR are you just expected to come up with ideas out og the blue?
    – Mitch
    Mar 24, 2020 at 16:13
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    Sore/blind/weak -- there are several possible terms.
    – Hot Licks
    Mar 25, 2020 at 0:48

2 Answers 2


I suggest this:

I can't understand poetry. I am afraid it is a blind spot with me.

Lexico has

blind spot

2.1 An area in which a person lacks understanding or impartiality.
Ed had a blind spot where these ethical issues were concerned

The sentence means that the speaker doesn't "get" poetry.


Spot on. Meaning "accurate". His assessment was spot on.

Not sure if you will count this one: spotless Meaning unblemished. His record was spotless.

Hit the spot. He was hungry and eating the well cooked meal hit the spot.

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    I'm not sure which of these you consider suitable for the given sentence but I don't think any of them actually fit. Apr 10, 2020 at 13:42

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