leap to (one's) feet

(redirected from leap to their feet)

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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London's Dominion Theatre feels like it is bouncing on its foundations as more than 2,000 people leap to their feet, screaming with enthusiasm.
Two thousand people leap to their feet screaming and camera phones flash as the BGT judges run through the crowd.
Lord Kerr of Kinlochard, who was the top civil servant at the Foreign Office between 1997 and 2002 said it was wrong to assume that other members of the EU would "leap to their feet" and accommodate the UK's demands at an intergovernmental conference (ICG) in 2015.
What I also added, but which Gordon chose not to report, was those colleagues seated near me, at least two of whom are Celtic fans, did not leap to their feet, but behaved in a professional manner.
There really IS a show out there where the cast leap to their feet, strike a dramatic pose and yell: ``I know...
What drives me insane is when the people in the row in front suddenly leap to their feet and jig about, leaving me no option but to do the same.