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.
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( Leaps to his feet.) Portuguese Sailor How the sea rolls swashing 'gainst the side!
He suddenly leaps to his feet and announces 'I cannot be bothered waiting in those queues, order my generals to turn the army northwards, we will have to kick lumps out of those troublesome Scots instead!' Oh how history may have been changed.
Mr O'Donoghue then leaps to his feet and lambasts the FG leader before turning his wrath to other jeering members of the house.
Higgins leaps to his feet - it looks like he's on a one visit to the table strategy - and he's slammed it in the corner.
Suddenly his dad turns up and shocked Jim leaps to his feet with his trousers round his ankles and a bulge in his underpants.