talk it through 讨论（经过充分考虑）
come at problems
thrash an issue out with her
to hit a person or animal hard many times as a punishment: His father used to thrash him when he was a boy. He thrashed the horse with his whip.
bounce our ideas off
bat out ideas around
pick up new topics
informal to understand, especially after a long time: He doesn’t take hints very easily, but he’ll catch on (to what you’re saying) eventually.
grapple with the topic
to fight or struggle with someone, holding them tightly [= wrestle]
grapple with someone
Two men grappled with a guard at the door.
grapple with something
to try hard to deal with or understand something difficult:
The Government has to grapple with the problem of unemployment.
Molly’s upstairs grappling with her maths homework.
break a topic down into
piece it all together
keep up with
occur to sb 想到 it suddenly occurred to me that
hit on the idea of 想到一个好方法
rough out 想大纲 the novelist always roughs out several plots before he decides which one to use.
reflect on/upon 思索
think up an idea for presentation 为。。。想点子
play with an idea 不认真考虑
an idea leaps out at me 我一下子想到一个主意