spring for something

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
in. to treat (someone) by buying something. (see also pop for something.) Can you spring for coffee? I’ve got a case of the shorts. I’m bouncing for pizza. Any takers?
See also: something, spring