Call to attention - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
call to attention
call (one) to attention
To instruct military personnel to stand at attention (which, in most cases, means looking forward and standing erect with one's arms at one's sides). The troops abruptly stopped marching when the drill sergeant called them to attention.
call someone to attention
to demand that someone assume the formal military stance of attention. The officer called the platoon to attention. The sergeant called us to attention.
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Dr Koroivueta said, "The call to attention
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During a call to attention
by Syed Zafar Ali Shah over provision of dislocated minorities, the PML-N senator expressed his great indignation over the issue, which federal Housing minister Kakar promptly declared as responsibility of Punjab Government.
As the bike moves along, it produces a resounding call to attention
Ten times we hear this call to attention
, leading up to the text about the new covenant.