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spring for (something)

1. To pay for something expensive, especially as a treat for oneself or someone else. I decided to spring for the new video game as a reward to myself for doing so well on my exam. Janet is springing for a trip to Disney World for her family this summer.
2. To leap, dash, or dart toward something. I sprang for the door so that my wife wouldn't see the gift I was having delivered. The cat keeps springing for the dangling cord used to draw the blinds.
See also: for, spring
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

spring for something

 and bounce for something
Sl. to treat someone by buying something. I'm bouncing for pizza. Any takers? Ralph sprang for drinks, and we all had a great time.
See also: for, spring
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

spring for

Pay another's expenses, treat, as in I'll spring for the dinner this time. [Slang; c. 1900]
See also: for, spring
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

spring for

To pay for something: My boss offered to spring for lunch.
See also: for, spring
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Girl guides from the 4th Wick Guides will host their Bounce for Poppyscotland on June 28 to give back to those who gave so much.
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The Bounce for Zoe took place in front of the school and the cheque, for pounds 522.10, was presented to Vicki Partridge, appeals manager for Zoe's Place, the children's hospice on the site of Exhall Grange School.
The average bounce for the first conventions in an election year is 6.3 points (5.3 excluding 1992) and for second conventions is 5.2 points.
It was found to be below 3 X [10.sup.-6] per bounce for DLC and around 2 X [10.sup.-5] to 3 X [10.sup.-5] for Beryllium.
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