spring to mind

To appear suddenly in ones thoughts, often as an example of something.

Two good reasons spring to mind at once.


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  • spring to mind — If something springs to mind, it appears suddenly and unexpectedly in your thoughts …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • spring to mind — verb be remembered His name comes to mind when you mention the strike • Syn: ↑come to mind • Hypernyms: ↑appear • Verb Frames: Something s * * * come/ …   Useful english dictionary

  • spring to mind — come/spring to mind if someone or something springs to mind, you immediately think of them. I m trying to think of someone who might help out with the kids. Yvette comes to mind. Don t you think sex is funny, Marty? Funny isn t the word that… …   New idioms dictionary

  • spring to mind — to appear suddenly or immediately in your thoughts. That s not a publisher that springs to mind when you mention quality fiction …   New idioms dictionary

  • spring — spring1 W2S2 [sprıŋ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(season)¦ 2¦(curved metal)¦ 3¦(water)¦ 4 spring in your step 5 full of the joys of spring 6¦(sudden jump)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(SEASON)¦ [U and C] the season between winter and summer when leaves and flowers appear …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • spring — spring1 [ sprıŋ ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount the season of the year between winter and summer: early/late spring last/this/next spring in (the) spring: In spring the garden is a feast of blossoms. a ) only before noun happening in spring or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mind — mind1 W1S1 [maınd] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(ability to think and imagine)¦ 2 change your mind 3 make up your mind/make your mind up 4 have somebody/something in mind (for something) 5 bear/keep somebody/something in mind 6 with somebody/something in mind 7… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • spring — 1 /sprIN/ noun 1 SEASON (C, U) the season between winter and summer when leaves and flowers appear: It was a cold, sunny day in early spring | the spring of 1933 | spring flowers 2 BED/CARS ETC a) (countable usually plural) something, usually a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • spring — [[t]sprɪ̱ŋ[/t]] ♦♦ springs, springing, sprang, sprung 1) N VAR Spring is the season between winter and summer when the weather becomes warmer and plants start to grow again. The Labor government of Western Australia has an election due next… …   English dictionary

  • spring*/*/ — [sprɪŋ] noun I 1) [C/U] the season between winter and summer The garden is so beautiful in spring.[/ex] 2) [C] a place where water flows up from under the ground and forms a small stream or pool 3) [C] a long thin piece of metal that is twisted… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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