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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Liam 21, said: "My dad's not even popped into my head with the result.
For the past two years I have been working on the album, writing, recording and creating, beginning from the very early stages of me sitting at the piano in my room, working out chord structures and writing down lyrics as they popped into my head.
She says: The chorus actually popped into my head when I woke up.
RECENTLY, facing a pile of work projects, and feeling distinctly uninspired (the mental "cupboard" felt almost bare), the gentle words popped into my head, "You are not alone".
Venus said: "Five titles, that's the first thing that popped into my head.
It was just the name that popped into my head and I stuck to it.
The thought to run the competition just popped into my head,' he said.
That line popped into my head on Saturday as I saw Fulke Johnson Houghton step up to the podium at The Curragh to accept the prize after bringing Beaver Patrol to the boil to land the Tattersalls Ireland Sales Stakes and, with it, a whopping EUR147,000 for the owner.
When I read the script, I think the first word that popped into my head was 'finally,' '' she says.
Runchey, "I was thinking of how to someday explain 9/11 to my young daughters when the idea of a book of personal, touching stories of how 9/11 has impacted lives, and how people feel towards Osama, popped into my head.
Which is what popped into my head while I was talking with Ken Campbell, the president and CEO of Calimetrics, Inc.
An idea just popped into my head," says Hyde, who is the superintendent of grounds and landscaping in Jackson, Tennessee, a community of 52,000 a few miles northeast of Memphis.
To my shame, a cynical thought then popped into my head - how long would they stay in this pristine condition?
One of the lucky winners said: "I was having a bad day at work and I just decided to play Lotto, choosing random numbers that just popped into my head, as if by magic.