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spring to mind

To suddenly or immediately appear, materialize, or come to the forefront in one's mind. A: "What would you like to have for dinner?" B: "I'm not sure, nothing's really springing to mind." When it comes to crime thrillers, he's not a writer who springs to most people's minds, but his books are edgy, brilliant page turners.
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The words cat and bag spring to mind over the claim that police officers in North Wales were instructed to go easy on drug dealers because they had already hit their annual arrests target and it was feared further success would only lead to a higher target next year.
THERE'S nothing wrong with reaching for the stars, but the words "out of your league" spring to mind for newly single McFly singer Danny Jones.
Bearing in mind Arjen Robben, pot and kettle spring to mind.
Picasso and Goya spring to mind precisely because contemporary artists confronting the war in and on Iraq seem to approach the question of responsibility so differently.
Gloria Victis and Valiramix are two who particularly spring to mind in recent years.
Two that spring to mind were the audacious effort by Pele in the 1970 World Cup from half way which flew just wide, and David Beckham's goal from his own half against Wimbledon in 1996.
RE your report about crumbling roads in East Ayrshire, two problems spring to mind.
There's certain holes that spring to mind, the 12th at Augusta and the seventh at Pebble Beach -- and the eighth at Troon springs to mind as well; you can run up a big score there in a hurry if you're not careful.
Two of his hits spring to mind, The Man from Laramee and Unchained Melody.
Zagreb, of course, and Committed, who was champion sprinter of Europe and won the Prix de l'Abbaye twice, are two that rapidly spring to mind, but I also trained a number of other high-class horses for him.
Wurtz, and Richard Artschwager also spring to mind, as do a number of Meadows' fellow UCLA grads (among them Liz Craft, Evan Holloway, and Brandon Lattu).
The trainer has excelled of late with his foreign imports - Falbrav, Salselon and Starcraft spring to mind - and the ex-French-trained entire ran a blinder on his first start for him at Ripon last month.
But when he does finally sit down and think about it there are two words which should spring to mind -Jermain Defoe.