spring to (one's) feet

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spring to (one's) feet

To quickly or abruptly assume a standing position. The kids sprang to their feet the moment I walked in the room, so I knew they were up to something bad. We all sprang to our feet to applaud the amazing performance.
See also: feet, spring

spring to one's feet

Fig. to stand up quickly. He sprang to his feet and demanded that the chair recognize him. The audience sprang to its feet and cheered madly when the soprano finished.
See also: feet, spring
References in classic literature ?
Instantly I sprang to my feet, clutching in the direction I thought the presence lay.
I sprang to my feet to ascertain the cause of the light.
I opened the front door, the dog bounded out Frightening the Avon girl, who gave a shout She let go of her pram, which rolled down the street As if stung by a wasp, I sprang to my feet In panic I grabbed my young daughter's scooter And accidentally pressed the hooter Which woke her baby, who screamed in sheer fright While I pursued on the scooter - what a sight!
I sprang to my feet, determined to catch the miscreant responsible for my newly skinned knee, ruined pants and lost flashlight.