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

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
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