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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"The photos show the crowd going wild as he asked them if they wanted total war and springing to their feet to give the Hitler salute.
As Ali Campbell and co made their grand entrance, the arena erupted, with the near-capacity crowd springing to their feet and remaining there for the entire two-hour set.