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come (or spring) to mind

Definition of come or spring to mind in English:

(Of a thought or idea) occur to someone.
Example sentences
  • Carry a notebook so you can jot down ideas that spring to mind.
  • It's where I find ideas coming to mind in an uncluttered, unhurried way, without pressure or contrivance.
  • Mind you, the thought does spring to mind that perhaps they should not have been paid this increase if they did not sign up to the full deal.
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