spring into action


spring into action
ˌspring into ˈaction | ˌspring into/to ˈlife idiom
(of a person, machine, etc.) to suddenly start working or doing sth

‘Let's go!’ he said, springing into action.

The town springs into life

(= becomes busy)

during the carnival.

Main entry:springidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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