spring to mind

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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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come/spring to ˈmind

if something comes or springs to mind, you suddenly remember or think of it: ‘Have you any suggestions?’ ‘Nothing springs to mind, I’m afraid.’Just say whatever comes to mind — it doesn’t matter.
See also: come, mind, spring
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There are some candidates who spring to my mind, Sam Allardyce for example.
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Aggressive, arrogant and demanding are just three words which spring to my mind.
The words glass house and stones spring to my mind.
Big girls' blouses and related descriptions spring to my mind.