enter (one's) mind

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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

enter one's mind

Also, enter one's head. Occur to one, come into one's consciousness. This expression is most often used negatively, as in It didn't enter my mind that he'd want to join us, or Run for office? It never entered my head.
See also: enter, mind
References in classic literature ?
I let him have everything he asked for, and never once did a suspicion of their intentions enter my mind.
Once I've got a number on my back I'm a totally different person and I'm focused and it didn't enter my mind once in the race.
PETER Henrick waxes lyrical about the River Rea but poetic thoughts were not the first to enter my mind as the river flowed briefly through our house on four separate occasions between 1998 and 2000.
I didn't score in my first two games and thoughts started to enter my mind that I needed a goal to boost my confidence.
but his words did not even enter my mind when Liverpool said they wanted to sign me.
He added: "It would be easy to throw in the towel but it does not enter my mind.
However, Gary said: "I thought leaving Liverpool for Coventry was a good chance for me to move into management - although I must admit it did enter my mind it may have been too early.
Radcliffe admitted: "Really, my only aim here was to win the race and with the clock on the lead car not working it didn't really enter my mind until too late.
I mean it when I say that stuff doesn't even enter my mind at this point,'' Braswell said.
The fact that it might threaten my career did enter my mind.
It was his idea we'd be better off playing first-team football at home, but his words did not even enter my mind when Liverpool said they wanted to sign me.
I've been a civil servant all my life and to think otherwise would never enter my mind,' he added, 'I always was a member of Her Majesty's Civil Service.
Zero percent did it enter my mind about starting a major-league game.
He said: "That would not enter my mind as it means too much to play for Wales.