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?
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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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'My advice to the Pakistan team today is what I would tell my players before a match: Give your 100 per cent, fight to the last ball and never let the fear of losing enter your mind, influence your strategy or play.
'My advice to the Pakistan team today is what I would tell my players before a match: Give your 100 percent, fight to the last ball and never let the fear of losing enter your mind, influence your strategy or play,' while adding that 'Pakistan's prayers and support are with Sarfaraz and the team'.
'When that kind of situation happens, there are so many things that enter your mind,' said Marano who had 14 points in the loss.
"But that doesn't enter your mind when you step onto the pitch.
Last night 28-year-old Jones, whose last Test app earance was the Trent Bridge thriller against the Aussies 20 months ago, said: "It does enter your mind that you might never play again and I would be lying if I said it didn't.
WHEN YOU BEGAN ORGANIZING FOR THE 2002-2003 SEASON, DID THE THOUGHT OF A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP EVER ENTER YOUR MIND? WHEN DID THE POSSIBILITY DAWN UPON YOU?
"But it looks like the conditions will be pretty similar to Lahore, and it does enter your mind that it could be hard going.