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cross (one's) mind

To be thought of by one. Take time to form your response to the interviewer—don't just blurt out the first thing that crosses your mind. I haven't thought of my high school English teacher in years, so I'm not sure why she crossed my mind today.
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cross one's mind

Also, pass through one's mind. Suddenly occur to one, as in It never crossed my mind that they would turn the proposal down, or It passed through her mind that he might have gotten lost. [Mid-1700s]
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cross your mind

COMMON If something crosses your mind, you suddenly think of it. It crossed my mind that she might be lying about her age. I certainly didn't think of leaving. The idea never crossed my mind. It didn't even cross my mind that I might not win this fight.
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cross your mind

(of a thought or idea) occur to you, especially transiently.
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cross somebody’s ˈmind

(often used in negative sentences) (of a thought, etc.) come into somebody’s mind for a short time: He intended to marry her and the thought never crossed his mind that she might refuse.It had crossed my mind that I hadn’t seen her for a long time so I decided to ring her.
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cross (one's) mind

To come to know; realize: It crossed my mind that you might want to leave early.
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References in classic literature ?
Did no suspicion, excited by my own knowledge of Anne Catherick's resemblance to her, cross my mind, when her face was first revealed to me?
When I lay out my clothes at night, it really shouldnat cross my mind whether or not these clothes will be what Iam wearing when I die.]]>
No, for some strange reason, she didn't cross my mind either.
"There have been a couple of times over the years when it did cross my mind - because I had about three or four years on the spin where I didn't get a summer break.
It didn't even cross my mind before matches and it didn't affect me at all.
Not seriously, but it did cross my mind. If it had been any other tournament than this one I may have not come.
"I think [marriage and starting a family] is great but I'm so focused on my career right now that it doesn't really cross my mind," People magazine quoted Hudgens as saying.
The trainer, who got back among the winners when Cross My Mind scored at Salisbury, was on horseback when his mount stumbled and landed on top of him.
During the day little thoughts cross my mind So out come pen and paper double spaced lined Word by word, I soon complete a rhyme This is what I am doing all of the time Thoughts come to be like manna from heaven Before I know it I have written line number seven I know now that I must keep writing on As I watch the sun sink below the blue horizon The end of the day has come too soon But now I seek the old silvery moon With my wife we stroll, like lovers do We talk to each other, yes we bill and coo We call in our local, a pint for me, a glass for her Then a stroll home in the warm evening air For the two of us this is the ideal way To be thankful for the end of a perfect day
As I reflect back over another eventful year in the life of the people of Scotswood and look towards the challenges that still face us all in 2004 one thought that does briefly cross my mind is...
``It didn't even cross my mind that I would win but, now that I have, I can't even begin to tell you how I feel.''
"It does cross my mind, like, what if I commit suicide right now?
If somebody asked me to cook a kitten in a microwave, the thought would cross my mind.
"It did cross my mind to bring him back but it's cross-border so he is there for the rest of the season."