bring (one) to (one's) feet

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bring (one) to (one's) feet

To cause one to stand up and show one's approval through applause and/or cheering. This phrase is usually used in reference to an audience or crowd. The singer's powerful voice brought us to our feet.
See also: bring, feet

bring (one) to one's feet

 and bring something to its feet
to make someone or an audience rise up applauding or cheering in approval or in salute to someone or something. (Usually refers to an audience.) The finale brought the audience to its feet. Liz was brought to her feet by the playing of the national anthem.
See also: bring, feet
References in classic literature ?
His dogs thinking him out of the way for a time, discipline instantly relaxed; and they broke into a bacchanalian [drunken] dance, which brought him to his feet at once, all traces of human weakness gone, as if a bucket of water had passed over him.
But he did not know horses very well, and soon his anxiety for the welfare of Harley Kennan brought him to his feet.