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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Ursula Hayajneh leapt to her feet in tears and branded Andrew Houston a killer as his defence counsel summed up for the jurors after a three-day trial.
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His sister Michelle Diskin, who has tirelessly campaigned for his freedom, leapt to her feet and punched the air, crying "yes" as the verdict was returned.
And her mother Josephine leapt to her feet to give her very own standing ovation - Sienna spotting the gesture, smiling and appearing to blink back tears.
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She leapt to her feet in a public gallery at London's High Court and pointed the gun at the appeal court judges.
Amazingly, the 20-year-old mare leapt to her feet and bolted across a field.
The woman leapt to her feet in the public gallery and screamed: "People will be shot unless my appeal is heard today.