spring on

phrasal verb

sprang on or sprung on; sprung on; springing on; springs on
: to surprise (someone) with (something, such as a request or announcement)
You should try to prepare them for your decision instead of just springing it on them suddenly.

Examples of spring on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new route will operate during the winter and spring on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 13 Sep. 2023 Take your stay to the next level by springing on a room with a Jacuzzi tub. Lauren Dana Ellman, Travel + Leisure, 3 Sep. 2023 Fishers plans to begin work next spring on the 141st Street intersection of State Road 37, signaling an end to a massive reconstruction project that began five years ago. John Tuohy, The Indianapolis Star, 29 Aug. 2023 Will Kenyatta Jackson build on a quality spring on his way to carving out a role on the defensive line? Stephen Means, cleveland, 28 July 2023 Federal authorities are investigating the killing of five wild burros who were found shot to death near life-giving springs on the western edge of Death Valley National Park, where 20-mule teams once pulled wagons of borax. Louis Sahagún, Los Angeles Times, 15 July 2023 The Republican National Committee already deployed AI this spring on the day President Biden formally launched his reelection bid. Jim Puzzanghera, BostonGlobe.com, 2 July 2023 Construction has moved briskly this spring on a new grocery co-op store along Woodward in Detroit's North End. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, 31 May 2023 Missouri state inspectors after the October derailment found uneven wear on the tracks caused the cars to lean, some rails were out of alignment and bolts were loose along with uneven spaces between railroad ties and inconsistent heights on the springs on the cars, state reports show. Doug Thompson, Arkansas Online, 27 May 2023 See More

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“Spring on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spring%20on. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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