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spring to mind

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Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases: (1) It's completely impossible. (2) It's possible, but it's not worth doing. (3) I said it was a good idea all along.
Arthur C. Clarke
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to spring 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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