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burst (up)on (one)

To occur to one suddenly. After that idea burst upon me, I was able to alter the experiment and finally achieve some success.
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burst (up)on someone

Fig. [for an idea] to strike someone suddenly. (As if an idea had burst forth. Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) After thinking all morning long, this really tremendous idea burst upon me. It burst on me like a bolt of lightning.
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Take away the faintly and this neatly fits Trump's Pakistani counterpart, cricketer Imran Khan, who burst upon Pakistan's political scene with his mammoth Lahore jalsa of 2011.
The abstract states that this is a bumper comprised of a "plurality of air sacs" that will deploy and burst upon impact.
When Sleater-Kinney, which was formed by Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker (both play guitars and sing) and drummer Janet Weiss, in the mid-1990s in Olympia, a small town in Washington, USA, burst upon the rock scene in 1995 with their first self-titled album, they were part of the hardcore feminist rock movement that went by the epithet, riot grrrl.
Rodriguez, 30, of Worcester, said both tires on his leased Toyota Corolla were burst upon impact Sunday night.
Fairies have their allotted trapdoor from which to burst upon the stage, the baddie gets booed, the dame is outrageous, the heroine beautiful and the tale is told in rhyming couplets.
Activist Madhu Kishwar then burst upon every channel to disabuse the public of the Dinesh Singh resignation notion.
New York (AirGuide Features - Inside Air Travel) Tue, Apr 22, 2014 - A Malaysia Airlines flight heading to India with 166 people aboard made an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur early Monday after it was forced to turn back when a tire burst upon takeoff, the airline said.
Caitlin Moran is something of an acquired taste but Sixth Form fans of How to Be a Woman and other examples of her oeuvre or indeed Twitter followers may well be intrigued to see how she first burst upon the world at 15 with The Chronicles of Narmo.
The scorching summer gives way to the first torrents followed by a cool breeze that raises a distinct scent of the earth, as the clouds burst upon us.
In 2010, he burst upon the -scene with 231 rushing yards and three touchdowns on opening day.
HAMBURG AND NEW YORK CITY: When Alex Timbers burst upon the New York theatre scene in 2003 with A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant, he and his company, Les Freres Corbusier, secured a glowing review from Ben Brantley in the New York Times for the "gutsiest gimmick" of the season and "a cult-hit blueprint for a young generation.
Jay Richards's splendid book about the 2008 financial crisis is far and away the most readable--and even fun--writing I've seen about the financial infection that burst upon us like a ruptured appendix 5 years ago.
Police were letting some people retrieve cars left behind when shoppers fled in panic as gunmen, whom officials had said numbered about a dozen or more, burst upon them.
River Song burst upon the "Doctor Who" scene and became a central figure in the Whovian mythology.
And surely fellow freshman Kani Benoit will be given his opportunity to burst upon the scene as well.