leap to (one's) feet

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leap to (one's) feet

To quickly or abruptly assume a standing position. The kids leaped to their feet the moment I walked in the room, so I knew they were up to something bad. We all leapt to our feet to applaud the amazing performance.
See also: feet, leap
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The correct response would be to leap to one's feet immediately, tug one's forelock and thank Master profusely for honouring your worthless body with the steely kiss of his noble carriage.