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. They returned to the oil-well the same day, while we continued with the multitudinous duties of camp life.
[Not even in my dreams did it enter my mind that I will be installed as Senate president.]
"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.
I'm not the sort to bear a grudge, so pushing him overboard for lobbing all sorts of uncomplimentary barbs at me during my time in the third series of Strictly really didn't enter my mind!
"Those are the questions that enter my mind, for sure.
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.
The idea does not even enter my mind that a human being could put that into his mouth.
"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.
He added: "It would be easy to throw in the towel but it does not enter my mind. I have to find a way of replicating my practice form into a match."
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."
'The fact that it might threaten my career did enter my mind.
She said: "The risks didn't enter my mind. I just thought if he got away, he could stab someone else."
At the murder trial into the death of Cardiff student Aamir Siddiqi, David Aubrey QC, defending Ben Hope, put to co-accused Jason Richards: "When you are being interviewed as a suspect there is a risk you might be charged with murder, you were prepared to take that risk?" Richards, 38, replied: "It did not enter my mind."