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 ?
We were in a strange land, and it did not enter our minds that we could return to our own land in the same manner that we had come.
The plan for a snow wedding didn't even enter our minds until Friday.
If we are still right up there come the end of January then it might enter our minds that we have a real chance - but definitely not until then
It's a fair question, but it doesn't enter our minds,'' Miller said about the perception of partiality.