spring to mind

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spring to mind ‎(third-person singular simple present springs to mind, present participle springing to mind, simple past sprang to mind, past participle sprung to mind)

  1. (idiomatic) To appear suddenly in one's thoughts, often as an example of something.
    • 1987: R.C.D. Jasper, Geoffrey J. Cuming, Prayer of the Eucharist: Early and Reformed, p. 3.
      Two good reasons spring to mind at once.

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