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 fact Karius leapt to his feet to vent his anger obviously foxed Liverpool medics.
Duncan adjudged Mbu to have 'kicked out' at the Shire striker who leapt to his feet brandishing an imaginary card.
Burgess, 27, who plays for actor Russell Crowe's team the South Sydney Rabbitohs, immediately noticed and leapt to his feet to help.
"Oh yes," the barber said, "he often comes in here to have his hair cut." The American leapt to his feet and seized the barber by the shoulders.
Seconds later the same man leapt to his feet and shouted: "What about Wales?" And Mr Wilson retorted: "I even spoke about Wales when I was in Scotland."
His citation said Lance Cpl Redford leapt to his feet and ran towards the enemy, firing as he went, forcing the insurgents to retreat from the compound where his men joined him.
Having leapt to his feet, Souness refused to return until the flimsy display had been reassembled to his satisfaction, pointing to the rolling television cameras and the potential embarrassment he could face should there be a repeat.
A previous Archbishop of Canterbury once leapt to his feet in a crowded theatre at the conclusion of a performance of Godspell to shout out: "Long live God!"; roughly equivalent, as Malcolm Muggeridge pointed out, to "Carry on time!" or "Keep ticking, eternity!".
During one session at the gathering in Davos, Switzerland, he spontaneously leapt to his feet to describe the future of telecommunications, painting a detailed picture with logic and clarity.
Until one bright member, in a flash of inspiration, leapt to his feet and proposed the purchase of a chandelier for the bar.
The Jamaican sprinter, who suffered minor cuts, leapt to his feet and jokingly accused Gatlin of being behind the "hit".
A clearly stung Premier leapt to his feet and retorted: "We not only saved the world .
It wasn't quite Vinnie Jones on Paul Gascoigne but United's Portuguese winger, 21, looked suitably surprised as he leapt to his feet to confront Neill.
The popular weekly event descended into chaos when Raymond Galbraith leapt to his feet and started shouting abuse.