burst (up)on the scene

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

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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