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leap at the chance (to do something)

To accept or seize with alacrity an opportunity (to do something). Mark complains about his teaching job a lot, but I knew if he were offered a tenured position in the school, he would leap at the chance. When our manager said she was leaving the company, I leaped at the chance to fill the job.
See also: chance, leap

leap on the bandwagon

To join or follow something once it is successful or popular. I can't stand these people who just leap on the bandwagon after a win. Where were they last year when the team was terrible? A: "I thought your mom hated that candidate." B: "Well, he's the president now, so she just leaped on the bandwagon."
See also: bandwagon, leap, on

leap to the eye

To become immediately apparent upon viewing or reading. One thing that leaps to the eye when looking at his newest painting is the almost thematic use of contrasting light and dark color schemes. I've read the report, but nothing leapt to my eye to suggest any impropriety.
See also: eye, leap

(one's) heart leaps

One feels a flutter in one's chest or stomach from happiness or excitement. I swear, my heart leaped the first time I saw my wife. My heart leaps every time I think of moving to Ireland next month.
See also: heart, leap

leap to the eye

(especially of writing) be immediately apparent.
See also: eye, leap