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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With difficulty Akut kept them in hand for a time; but when a particularly large wave struck the dugout simultaneously with a little squall of wind their terror broke all bounds, and, leaping to their feet, they all but overturned the boat before Akut and Tarzan together could quiet them.
It features a hall full of congressmen leaping to their feet every time the Israeli strongman opens his mouth.
"We are the west end, we are the west end, we are the west end of the Shed," they sang, leaping to their feet.
Always, there were huge grins on their faces -these were performers who obviously enjoyed what they were doing, a spirit which finally infected the audience and had them leaping to their feet to deliver the predictable ovation.
Sandler's character is overwhelmingly unlikeable and the cliche-laden grandstand courtroom finale, complete with galleries leaping to their feet to cheer for surrogate father and son, lacks all credibility.
His 26th-minute opener had the City fans leaping to their feet.