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    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Many dormant branches of our organization are now springing to (active) life.

    spring to life = revive, come back to life, become alive

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Many dormant branches of our organization are now springing to active life.

    spring to life = revive, come back to life, become alive

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    Yes, although I don't think "spring to active life" sounds very natural. I would remove "active" and it would still mean the same.

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