leap to (someone's) mind

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leap to (someone's) mind

To suddenly or immediately materialize in someone's mind. A: "What would you like to have for dinner?" B: "I'm not sure, nothing's really leaping to mind." When it comes to crime thrillers, he's not a writer who leaps to most people's minds, but his books are edgy, brilliant page-turners.
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The National Children's Hospital and Rural Broadband leap to mind.
Their names leap to mind. And many still jostle for prominence in books dedicated to the famous.
A couple of recent opportunities for such an approach leap to mind.
Jefferson Parker, but the two novelists that most often leap to mind as peers are Walter Mosley and National Book Award finalist Kem Nunn.
For Winters, it's certainly a welcome step up from those Allstate commercials, while Duhamel is one of the few current actors who leap to mind as being able to invest Milt with Sir Lancelot-like qualities despite a role that's purposefully written not to delve much beneath the surface.
Witch trials leap to mind immediately -- an observation that bears out -- but there are any number of other groups.
Two possibilities leap to mind: One, the board exercised its authority to seek new leadership just about as soon as it could.
I leap to mind remembered names or grasp to reposition.
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When we hear the word poverty, poor people and poor living conditions leap to mind, maybe Mother Teresa ministering to the aged and infirm in Calcutta.
One journalist wondered whether Umane was a "brilliant competitor or a ruthless jackass," but those are not the words that immediately leap to mind after an evening in his company.
Glamour and poise aren't exactly words that leap to mind when we think of LiLo so our hats go off to the team who managed to transform her into one of the screen's most dignified icons, even if her acting was panned.
The words "fiery" and "funky" appropriately leap to mind and mouth when tasting gochujang (Korean red chili paste).
"The words 'lumbering' and 'dinosaur' do leap to mind. A work of parched, dispassionate sociology, India feels longer than its 398 pages.