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 somethingand 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?
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- leave (someone, something, or oneself) (wide) open for (something)
- leave oneself wide open for
- leave open
- leave yourself wide open to something
- leave (someone, something, or oneself) (wide) open to (something)
- reproach (someone or something) with (something)
- reproach with
- kick (oneself) for (doing something)
- keep sight of
- keep sight of (someone or something)