spring to (one's) feet

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spring to (one's) feet

To quickly or abruptly assume a standing position. The kids sprang to their feet the moment I walked in the room, so I knew they were up to something bad. We all sprang to our feet to applaud the amazing performance.
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spring to one's feet

Fig. to stand up quickly. He sprang to his feet and demanded that the chair recognize him. The audience sprang to its feet and cheered madly when the soprano finished.
See also: feet, spring
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Yet Watson's reaction at the time was to try, unsuccessfully, to spring to his feet. Several times.
Schmeichel had another worrying moment when he crashed into Sinclair and watched the on-loan Chelsea youngster spring to his feet first but shoot wide.
He may have looked like the epitome of modesty but Mr Bercow was well-known in his former "life" as a sharp and noisy political animal, with the ability and agility to spring to his feet, like a jackin-the-box, at a moment's notice when the occasion demanded it.
We expected the new, restored Michael to spring to his feet. But he didn't.
That's why Tony Blair was the first to spring to his feet and lead a standing ovation for his Chancellor.