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.
See also: for, spring
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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: for, something, spring
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Of course, you could take a bottle of Poland Spring through security with you (as long as it's empty), but at that point, you might as well spring for something a little sturdier.