pop into (someone's) head

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pop into (someone's) head

To occur or form suddenly in someone's mind, as a thought, idea, or revelation. The idea for this new model of car just popped into my head as I was driving home last night. I had been struggling to remember her name throughout the evening, but it only popped into my head the next morning.
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Katherine's Florists owner Katherine Sloan and managing director Helen Nikzad met with Lady Elsie Robson to donate pounds 836 to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and share stories of when Sir Bobby used to pop into head office near St James's Park.