enter mind

enter (one's) mind

To occur to one suddenly. After that idea entered my mind, I was able to alter the experiment and finally achieve some success.
See also: enter, mind

enter one's mind

Fig. [for an idea or memory] to come into one's consciousness; to be thought of. Leave you behind? The thought never even entered my mind. A very interesting idea just entered my mind. What if I ran for Congress?
See also: enter, mind
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Jeanice Smith, the district's assistant superintendent for instruction curriculum and student services, "We've been hungry for a long time to break through on math." Enter MIND Research Institute, a non-profit organization based in California.
Sadly, its marketing was more abject than a raccoon's golf swing and the product didn't even begin to enter minds for some time.