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 ?
By this I mean it never entered my mind that this was a programme by which the possible death-blow might be given to trained-animal turns.
I was noting these things and enjoying them as a child might, when it entered my mind as it had never done before:-
The thought of myself as being creative never really entered my mind, but as was pointed out in [July's article, Unlocking Your Creativity], we are all creative.
It's an American town near Pittsburgh, by the way, home of Groundhog Day and a place which, over the years, has entered my mind over and over and over.
LAST week's centenary of the Titanic's launch reminded me of the experiences of Charles Lightoller, the most senior officer to survive the subsequent tragedy and his words about being sucked underwater as the ship sank: "A doubt never entered my mind as to the possibility of my surviving; in other words, of the ability of the Divine Power to save me.
It entered my mind that someone might think they're not getting players trying their hardest," The Sun quoted O'Sullivan, as asying.
WORDS FAIL ME I HAD an idea, picked up my pen and started To write, A story, a tale, an essay, call it whatever you Like, Oh I've a computer, a word processor it's now Called, But when ideas jump into my mind it's always a Pen alive in my hand, Off I go penning in earnest, oblivious to all around, And everything, I wrote this poem, words on a page somehow seem To have meaning, Engrossed, I drift, become someone else, a complete Stranger to me, It just takes over, an inner alter ego, something that's A mystery, Writer's block, I've heard of it, yet that phenomena has Never entered my mind, When this 'muse' takes over, it's as if I'm transported, my Bonds united, The poem?
The close of his second set brought an excellent version of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's It Never Entered My Mind, followed by a stomping rendition of That's All.
I enjoy looking forward to going to work every day Life's good here and it never entered my mind to want to leave.
But it entered my mind that we have won before with ten men, and Cameron Jerome came on and stuck a goal away.
At the start of this season a possible semi-final place for Yoker would never have entered my mind.
But Mrs Russell said: 'The idea that they might compensate me never entered my mind.
It had not entered my mind to work full-time again, but Steve was very persuasive," said Venables.
As the turbulence progressed from drinks spilling to the fat chick across the aisle cascading to the floor, the first thoughts of fear entered my mind.