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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A blog is a continually updated personal diary where people write whatever ideas pop into their heads and share thoughts, opinions and views.
Just how much they've learned will hit them in grade school when songs like ``Sloppy Pop,'' ``W Trouble'' and ``Double-O Ooo'' pop into their heads at reading time.