Meaning of “the thought crosses sb's mind” in the English Dictionary

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"the thought crosses sb's mind" in British English

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the thought crosses sb's mind

If the thought of (doing) something crosses someone's mind, they think about it for a short time:

The thought had crossed my mind that I might need some help with the project.

(Definition of “the thought crosses sb's mind” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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