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.
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It has become almost a daily practice that members disrupting the House, spring to their feet with placards, banners and newspapers.
(The teacher should encourage children to mimic the sound of a revving engine to enhance the scenario and use his or her own judgment as to how many times each student "revs" his/her engine by doing push-ups.) Once engines are "revved," students should spring to their feet and begin to "fly" toward their destination (circling the classroom, gym, etc.
Even though they have paid hefty prices for seats, many fans continue to spring to their feet to cheer on their heroes and, in truth, there is little club stewards can do.