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come to mind

Fig. [for a thought or idea] to enter into one's consciousness or be remembered. Do I know a good barber? No one comes to mind right now. Another idea comes to mind. Why not check in the phone book?
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come to mind

to enter or appear in your thoughts Mention fashion and Kate's name comes to mind. As he spoke, the powerful voice of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., came to mind.
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come/spring to mind

if someone or something springs to mind, you immediately think of them I'm trying to think of someone who might help out with the kids. Yvette comes to mind. 'Don't you think sex is funny, Marty?' ''Funny' isn't the word that immediately springs to mind, no.'
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come to mind

Be recollected, occur to one, as in A new idea just came to mind. This phrase replaced the earlier come in mind, which dates from the late 1300s. Also see bring to mind; call to mind; enter one's mind.
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