cross somebody'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 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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