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To have a thought or thoughts

occur to

if a thought or idea occurs to you, you suddenly and unexpectedly start to think about it



if a thought flashes across your mind, it comes and goes very quickly



if something such as a thought or a feeling dawns, you begin to realize, understand, or feel it



to have something in your mind



if a thought or idea strikes you, it enters your mind suddenly or unexpectedly



to have a particular thought

go through

if a thought or idea goes through your mind, you consider it for a short time



if something occupies your mind, thoughts, or attention, or if it occupies you, you think about it a lot

enter your mind/head

if a thought enters your head, you think about it or consider it

cross someone’s mind

if something crosses your mind, you think of it, but often not for very long or very seriously

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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