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come to mind

To suddenly or immediately materialize in one's mind. A: "What would you like to have for dinner?" B: "I'm not sure, nothing's really coming to mind." He's not a writer who comes to mind when you think of crime thrillers, but his books are edgy, brilliant page-turners.
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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

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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come (or spring) to mind

(of a thought or idea) occur to someone; be thought of.
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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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The new Dia Art Foundation in Beacon, New York, comes to mind.
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One particularly ugly experience we know of in the 1950s comes to mind.
In fact, most point directly to the President when asked which one person comes to mind when thinking about the deficit and about half believe that Congress and the White House, regardless of political party affiliation, are equally responsible for the deficit's existence.
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While she rarely cites Zora Neale Hurston, it is this writer more than any other that comes to mind, especially when Harris dips into an endless reservoir of folklore.
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The example that comes to mind occurred early in both versions, during the episode in which Ted (Phil in the British version) falls into a coma after a drug overdose.
Write one question at the top of each blank page; then write everything that comes to mind.
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When a person wants to measure temperature, the first thing that comes to mind is a thermometer.