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burst onto the scene

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

Fig. to appear suddenly in a location. When Charles burst onto the scene, no one was prepared for the news he brought. The police suddenly burst onto the scene and arrested everyone in the room.
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