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cross one's mind

Definition of cross one's mind in English:

(Of a thought) occur to one, especially transiently: it had not crossed Flora’s mind that they might need payment
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  • That was the last thought that crossed his mind before his mind shut down and he drifted into blissful sleep.
  • He is unflinching mentally: ‘I don't think about what's happened to me in the past and it never crosses my mind when I'm playing I might get hurt.‘
  • But despite all of this, and despite the 16-page pullout supplement, Canada never even crosses my mind as a holiday destination.
occur to one, come to one, come to mind, spring to mind, enter one's mind/head, strike one, hit one, dawn on one, come into one's consciousness, suggest itself
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