Also: Enter One’s Mind
Meaning of Idiom
Enter One’s Head: To occur to someone or come into one’s thoughts. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.
See also Come Into Someone’s Head.
This idiom is most often used negatively.
“Did it ever enter your head to put your dirty laundry in the hamper instead of on the floor?” said Mom angrily.
“I’m sorry. It never entered my mind you’d be upset if I spoke to Edward about you.”
“Everybody got paid more than me. It never even entered my head to ask for more.”
Used since at least the mid-1800s.
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