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.
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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.
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Dr Miriam says: A person with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is completely normal, other than being dominated by unwanted thoughts that enter their mind repeatedly.
According to Ishaqbhai, a patient, the devotional songs that are played in the hospital do wonders to them and they feel that good and positive thoughts enter their mind.The music that is played in the hospital is very beneficial for us.
It doesn't enter their minds to get into their car or call a taxi and go to a Walk In Centre.
The possibility that this woman could be a friend or relative doesn't even enter their minds as Sean gets a nasty dose of justice, Dingle-style.