flash through (one's) mind

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flash through (one's) mind

To be thought of in a quick or fleeting fashion. An image of my keys suddenly flashed through my mind, and I remembered where I'd left them.
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flash through one's mind

Fig. [for an idea or image] to move quickly through one's mind. (See also flash into one's mind) Suddenly, a great idea flashed through my mind. The same idea flashed through all of our minds at once.
See also: flash, mind, through