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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A rousing If You Love Somebody reconnected him to the vast majority of the audience but it wasn't until Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, his first Police hit of the night, that the audience leapt to their feet.
"The room of 8,000 people leapt to their feet and roared.
The mayor of Boston tweeted, "We got him!" And in New York City, at the home of the Mets baseball team, fans leapt to their feet and cheered.
In an energetic celebration of 50 years of Berry Gordy's legendary record label, members of the audience leapt to their feet to dance in front of the stage to classic Motown tracks such as Reach Out and I Can't Help Myself.
Durbin (D-Ill.), both in attendance, leapt to their feet when the final tally was called.
The audience leapt to their feet and cheered as the Brit award winner was lowered on to the shimmering stage.
As I walked onto the stage, people leapt to their feet. I thought about all the women who'd stood there before me: Judy Garland, Julie Andrews, Bernadette Peters.
When his corner signalled to referee Joe Cortez that Tyson had had enough with the fight slipping from his grasp, McBride's corner leapt to their feet in celebration.
Braybrook, who took more of a back-seat role in the day-to-day running of the firm two years ago on health grounds, and Chris Maggs, one of his partners in the business, leapt to their feet and cheered aloud as Gail Abbott was
When Brazil scored, the Tartan Army could see their World Cup glory chances slip away but as John Collins slipped a penalty home, both Scottish and Brazilian fans leapt to their feet and cheered.
The crowd leapt to their feet after the performance and Tina said: "Thank you Chandi, you were amazing."
From the very first chords, the audience leapt to their feet clapped, danced and sang along to hits such as The Tide is High and Maria, which followed one another in quick succession.
Tim Henman's usually reserved parents leapt to their feet as they madly cheered the champion.