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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Father-of-four Ian Treadwell, 47, bagged the prize after the name 'The Blue Queudrue' popped into his head.
Richard Perlmutter can't remember exactly what he was doing when the deliberate syllables ``Bee-tho-ven's wig'' popped into his head as lyrics that could be set to the tune of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.
Charles Levin (as Gronam Ox, the sage of sages) was the best of a fine cast, sporting the look of a man perpetually delighted with the quip that has just popped into his head, tearing off his lines like big hunks of challah.
He was about to begin one of the most important speeches of the season when, scanning his tiny audience, a strange thought popped into his head.
That was when a disturbing thought popped into his head, something about a crew change he had forgotten about.
Gabriel Ruelas said the first thought that popped into his head was this: