burst (up)on the scene

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burst (up)on the scene

1. To emerge or appear suddenly. As soon as the boys started shoving each other at recess, several teachers burst on the scene.
2. To suddenly gain fame, attention, or recognition. She's been acting for years, but she really burst on the scene after being nominated for an Academy Award.
See also: burst, scene

burst (up)on the scene

to appear suddenly somewhere; to enter or arrive suddenly some place. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) The police suddenly burst upon the scene. They burst on the scene and took control.
See also: burst, on, scene
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He was followed by nearly all the cricketers, who now burst upon the scene in a body, only to desert it for the chase.
Now, and not before, Miss Fanny burst upon the scene, completely arrayed for her new part.
When Internet burst upon the scene, who could imagine its global impact on knowledge sharing, telecommunications, commerce, education, entertainment and social peering.
So no one, even the smartest economists, really knows what's going to happen now that machine learning has burst upon the scene.
The Liverpool Century rider burst upon the scene two years ago after receiving a road bike for Christmas.
And surely fellow freshman Kani Benoit will be given his opportunity to burst upon the scene as well.
The conflicts were as much about the direction for the Jesuits and the Church -- as Liberation Theology burst upon the scene in Latin America -- as they were about local politics.
Last year in June SN 2011dh burst upon the scene in M51, followed two months later by 2011fe in M101.
Refreshing your memory, Thielert burst upon the scene around 2001 and got above ground when Diamond announced it would use the engines in the innovative DA42 twin.
North America, from frosty tip to sweltering toe, enjoyed a rich and diverse history long before the Europeans burst upon the scene and started spreading their diseases.
Greeting cards first burst upon the scene in the 1840s.
After billions of years of life's evolution on this planet, and after recognizable humans first walked its surface, a new human burst upon the scene, apparently unannounced.
When The Strokes first burst upon the scene eight years ago, they were hailed as the saviours of rock 'n' roll.
He's two years younger than the much-vaunted Clattenburg when he burst upon the scene ( and the Olivers will be the first father and son referees ever in such an exalted competition.