Meaning of “spring to mind” in the English Dictionary

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"spring to mind" in British English

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spring to mind

C2 to come quickly into your mind:

Say the word "Australia" and a vision of beaches and blue seas immediately springs to mind.

(Definition of “spring to mind” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"spring to mind" in American English

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spring to mind

to be quickly thought of:

Mention fashion and Kate’s name immediately springs to mind.

(Definition of “spring to mind” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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