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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 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 at 16:13
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    Sore/blind/weak -- there are several possible terms. – Hot Licks Mar 25 at 0:48
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I suggest this:

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

Lexico has

blind spot
NOUN

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.

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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. – KillingTime Apr 10 at 13:42

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