spring a leak

idiom

: to start to leak : to suddenly let water in or out through a crack or break
The pipe suddenly sprung a leak.

Examples of spring a leak in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With Julian Blackmon coming off a knee injury, the back end could be shaky enough early in the season to spring a leak. Nate Atkins, The Indianapolis Star, 1 June 2022 Pour in enough pickle juice to keep everything fairly wet, seal the bag and place it in a dish big enough to contain the chaos should the bag spring a leak. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, 8 Aug. 2020 The hole was patched once again, but the crew's flight home did come with the risk that the orbital module would once again spring a leak. Chelsea Gohd, Discover Magazine, 21 Dec. 2018

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“Spring a leak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spring%20a%20leak. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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