pop into (someone's) head

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pop into (someone's) head

To occur or form suddenly in someone's mind, as a thought, idea, or revelation. The idea for this new model of car just popped into my head as I was driving home last night. I had been struggling to remember her name throughout the evening, but it only popped into my head the next morning.
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When you come to us, you're getting a visual demonstration, interaction, and are allowed to ask any questions that might pop into your head.
How many times does a brilliant idea pop into your head but you don't do anything about it?
It's best, my child, to leave unsaid Some things that pop into your head.
Mediumship really involves having the courage to speak about the pictures that pop into your head,'' says Doreen Virtue, a Laguna Beach- based psychic, who says she communicates with angels.
You never know when a terrific science project will just pop into your head.
If you keep writing, ideas will pop into your head.
If asked to name the most common chronic illness in the United States, sleep apnea probably wouldn't be the first thing to pop into your head.
You'll find yourself adding items to it as they pop into your head.