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.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
Just for a moment or two they wrestled playfully, until the scent of Sheeta, the panther, brought them to their feet, alert and wary.
Earlier he had brought them to their feet with a different type of trophy--two trophy bass that bookended his big catch.
Then his cover of U2's Beautiful Day brought them to their feet. Streak of genius, that.