spring for

spring for (something)

1. To pay for something expensive, especially as a treat for oneself or someone else. I decided to spring for the new video game as a reward to myself for doing so well on my exam. Janet is springing for a trip to Disney World for her family this summer.
2. To leap, dash, or dart toward something. I sprang for the door so that my wife wouldn't see the gift I was having delivered. The cat keeps springing for the dangling cord used to draw the blinds.
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spring for something

 and bounce for something
Sl. to treat someone by buying something. I'm bouncing for pizza. Any takers? Ralph sprang for drinks, and we all had a great time.
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spring for

Pay another's expenses, treat, as in I'll spring for the dinner this time. [Slang; c. 1900]
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spring for

v.
To pay for something: My boss offered to spring for lunch.
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References in classic literature ?
Four days later the grief-stricken mother herself went to the spring for water.
"Come, let us spring for it." The two youths jumped with all their strength to reach the departing galley.
There were none of the signs of spring for which I used to watch in Virginia, no budding woods or blooming gardens.
Often in fact the assembly design or the elements of the application require different physical dimensions, attachments or performance characteristics - in which case the team of engineers at Lee Spring can provide a quick response with prototypes and test samples to ensure that customers get the right spring for the job at competitive prices and in a timely fashion.
The following cross-sections of mono composite leaf spring for manufacturing easiness are considered:
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Abdullah, "Stress behavior of a novel parabolic spring for light duty vehicle," International Review of Mechanical Engineering, vol.
One is the counterbalance spring for a garage door, where the load changes with door position.
An example might be a novice who fitted a heavy recoil spring for use with +P loads but then installed a light mainspring to improve the trigger action.
The recoil spring for the Commander models should have a 20 pound spring with about 25 coils.
As any experienced crew is keenly aware, a trouble spot in the Avenger is the spring for the M3P machine gun's remote charger.
No matter what model semi-auto handgun you prefer, the proper weight spring for standard factory ammo is installed at the factory.
Using a spring for a kinematic linkage element was an innovative idea and NASA conducted tests on the spring at its simulated Mars surface in Pasadena, California.
All Stock Spring products are available with Material Traceability certification where designated with the suffix MS which indicates a special documentation requirement - and in this instance customers should contact Lee Spring for pricing and to specify this requirement when placing a custom order.
In fact, there are applications running that have used a single air spring for more than 20 years.