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    come to mind VS spring to mind VS leap to mind

    Hello,

    What’s the difference among come to mind, spring to mind and leap to mind?
    Can they be interchangeably used?

    Thanks .

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    abaka is offline Senior Member
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    Re: come to mind VS spring to mind VS leap to mind

    Not quite.

    "Come to mind" is neutral: the thought occurs to you.

    "Leap to mind" and "spring to mind" mean that the thought occurs to you immediately, as though it jumped into your brain. Which of the two is more emphatic or stronger is a matter of individual judgement.

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