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
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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Jim Hendry and his lieutenants did a great job finding those guys," Epstein said during the 2016 World Series, when both Baez and Contreras were bursting upon the scene. "They were both in (Class A) Boise when I got here.
Maggie Cotton CBSO Youth Orchestra Symphony Hall There was so much to celebrate last Sunday: the 10th anniversary of the CBSO Youth Orchestra, born of a merger with the Midland Youth Orchestra and maintaining a heartening growth from strength to strength; the UK premiere of a wonderful new commission from one of our leading composers: and the bursting upon the scene of one of the most exciting young conductors it has ever been my pleasure to witness.