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 black hair, the steel-gray eyes, brave and smiling, the noble features--I recognized them at once, and leaping to my feet I advanced with outstretched hand.
Leaping to my feet I grasped Downes roughly by the neck and dragged him out of his blankets.
I remember leaping to my feet, against all press box etiquette, so stunning was the fluid movement from a boy of 19."