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spring to mind

To suddenly or immediately appear, materialize, or come to the forefront in one's mind. A: "What would you like to have for dinner?" B: "I'm not sure, nothing's really springing to mind." When it comes to crime thrillers, he's not a writer who springs to most people's minds, but his books are edgy, brilliant page turners.
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come/spring to ˈmind

if something comes or springs to mind, you suddenly remember or think of it: ‘Have you any suggestions?’ ‘Nothing springs to mind, I’m afraid.’Just say whatever comes to mind — it doesn’t matter.
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That's what springs to my mind when someone mentions Twickenham," said the Scarlets live-wire.
You have to look at the ways in which you need to improve and the first thing that springs to my mind from Saturday is that we could have established a bigger lead.
And the only complaint that springs to my mind was that there was only one access point but that was to prevent any sort of rat run being created.
And the only complaint that springs to my mind was that there was only one access point, but that was to prevent any sort of rat run being created.
Indeed, every time I look at the inevitable, soul-crushingly chain-production-inspired time sheets that accompany the creation of a long-lasting idea, the first thing that springs to my mind is the word 'crap'.
Thank you to everyone who supports this wonderful venture, so many people to mention but what springs to my mind this year is the Palm Association, Berlitz for the English lessons, Speedy Motors for their transport, Batelco for the mobile phone service, financial support from Banagas and Chevron, various churches and societies, always so generous and thoughtful - and to all of you out there, thank you.
Wells won gold at the Olympics and if you talk about Scottish or British achievements in sport, that's what springs to my mind.
Having observed events unfold on live TV news broadcasts, peaceful is not the first word that springs to my mind.
Not many British girls have done that - Leona Lewis is the only one who springs to my mind over the last 20 years.
The only name that springs to my mind would be Dean Richards.
The one that springs to my mind is when I once suggested on my website that one of his dogs should be tried over a different distance.
Now what immediately springs to my mind when I think of people who always use 'us' and 'we', possessing a real 'us-against-the-world attitude' are fey indie-popsters Suede.
Sir, - The 19th-century benefactress who springs to my mind is a small but resolute Englishwoman who perceived what our military heroes - Roberts and Kitchener - had brought about in South Africa when they herded the Boers' families into our concentration camps.
One which springs to my mind was a 1937 Wolseley six cylinder, where I was assigned to valve grinding and de-coke duties at the tender age of 12.