spring on someone
Present or make known unexpectedly, as in They sprung the news of their engagement on the family last night. This idiom uses spring in the sense of “make a sudden move.” Mark Twain used it in Tom Sawyer (1876): “Old Mr. Jones is going to try to spring something on the people here tonight.”
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Just the hard-on before you shoot unarmed members of the public.'Babylon' Review: The Dumb Lives of Trigger-Happy Cops|Melissa Leon|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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“Someone is determined to keep Bill Cosby off TV,” she continued.
Ollie saw someone standing before it, bending slightly forward in the pose of expectation.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
It was a spring day, and the fat buds of the chestnuts were bursting into magnificent green plumes.Children's Ways|James Sully
I do not know what I think; all my thoughts seem whirling round as leaves do in brooks in the time of the spring rains.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
In the spring of 1868 he was taken by his mother for a visit to England, and there, in the same year, his sister was born.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
The cat had been about to spring at Grandfather Mole again when Mr. Crow spoke to her.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey