Spring has finally sprung so we have no excuse not to learn some expressions with the word “spring”!
spring into action: to suddenly start moving or doing something
E.g. After hours sitting in front of the TV, Jim sprang into action and started his chores.
Once the meeting ends, let’s spring into action right away so we don’t lose the momentum!
to spring into one’s feet: to stand up quickly
E.g. When her fiancé saw Elizabeth enter the room, he sprang to his feet and crossed the room to greet her.
Everyone springs into their feet every time the boss enters the room.
spring on: to surprise someone with something unexpected
E.g. Kaitlin would like to spring his new idea on the committee at the next meeting but she is a little nervous about it.
Life will spring surprises on you, pleasant and unpleasant – you have to deal with them all.
to spring up: to come to existence, to develop
E.g. The old lady woke up in the morning and was delighted to see that her flowers had sprung up overnight.
A new youth movement sprang up in the country and they are becoming stronger every day.
to spring to life: to become alive
E.g. The party always springs to life when Ava arrives.
Once the sun goes down, the city springs to life and the streets become crowded.
no spring chicken: not so young anymore
E.g. I don’t want to go out tonight, I am no spring chicken and clubs are for the young anyway.
She may not be a spring chicken, but she can really dance!
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