spring into action

spring into action

To begin doing something or become active suddenly and very quickly. Firefighters need to be able to spring into action at a moment's notice. If any movement is detected once this sensor is activated, the building's security measures will spring into action.
See also: action, spring

spring into action

Fig. to suddenly begin moving or doing something. As soon as the boss came in the door, everyone sprang into action. Every morning, I jump out of bed and spring into action.
See also: action, spring

spring to/into ˈlife/ˈaction

(of a person or thing) suddenly become active or start to work: As soon as he heard the alarm bell, he sprang into action.This machine will spring into life at the touch of a button.
See also: action, life, spring
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The Andrews Labor Government will roll out a $1 million package to mark the start of Victorias first-ever STI Testing Week to encourage more Victorians to spring into action this spring and get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses.
com)-- Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) Fourth Annual Spring into Action, held March 20 to April 5, was packed with over 20 impactful and educational projects, which featured over 300 volunteers from companies and the community who spent approximately 600 hours making a difference in Brooklyn's underserved neighborhoods.
FAMILIES are being urged to spring into action this half term with a host of fun events at Stewart Park.
CAMPAIGN THE national volunteering charity TimeBank has launched a Spring into Action campaign, calling on Birmingham businesses to get their staff volunteering this May.
Impetuous Princess Merida unleashes a beastly curse and has to spring into action to set things right.
NORTH Wales Wildlife Trust (NWWT) is inviting nature lovers to Spring into Action with a hop and a skip.
NURSERY school children decided to spring into action to raise much-needed funds for a cancer charity.
So if you have found that this year your spring clean to-do list feels insurmountable, maybe it is time to spring into action and move on with Miller.
3 : the habit of working hard and steadily <Rab did not immediately spring into action to make a good show of his industry before his master.
The UK's largest environmental and conservation charity, the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers, will hold its annual Spring into Action campaign during May and June.
Spring into Action, six free workshops and seminars organised by Business Link in County Durham, is taking place across the county between February 27 and March 15.
Because of the extreme cold, I have directed state government to spring into action to protect our most vulnerable communities,'' said Schwarzenegger, who made financial disaster assistance available if needed and asked the California Highway Patrol to expand efforts to ensure motorists' safety.
You have to make sure that salt-spreaders are loaded, blowers are fueled and everything is in place for workers to spring into action as soon as necessary," said Mr.
The highly-acclaimed picnic concert season will be alive and kicking at Audley End House when Simple Minds spring into action a week on Saturday.
Chief Supt Evans says it was a chance look-around which made him spring into action.