cross one's mind

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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These questions instantly cross one's mind considering the inapt vitriolic responses being subjected to singer Meesha Shafi, following her claims of alleged sexual harassment at the hands of singer, colleague Ali Zafar in a twitter post.
These questions instantly cross one's mind considering the inapt vitriolic responses being subjected to singer Meesha Shafi, following her claims of alleged sexual harassment at the hands of singer, colleague Ali Zafar in a twitter post It is disheartening to see how Ms.Shafi's claims are casually swept away with the general contention that in the Media and Entertainment industry, such episodes are a given, and participatory posturing in such a field mandates signing up for such abominable responses , when in reality what Ms.Shafi experiences is not a rarity in Pakistan.
Various options and flashbacks cross one's mind: Did you pay back your student loan in full?
I personally don't think this is the case, but the thought does cross one's mind as Opportunity and Spirit travel merrily on the planet with little signs of slowing down.
Karl Kraus, the sententious and cynical Viennese editor of interwar vintage, used to deliver himself of the opinion that chastity takes its toll in that "in some it produces pimples, in others anti-sex laws." This quip did not endear him to the conservative element, but it does cross one's mind when reading of poor nepos with his trials and tribulations.