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.
See also: attention, call

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.
See also: attention, call
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ISLAMABAD -- Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Mohammad Khan on Friday responded to the opposition's call to attention notice regarding an exorbitant increase in Hajj expenses this year and said that 70% of the expenditure is incurred in Saudi Arabia and the government has no control over it.
Jamaat-e-Islami Senator Mushtaq Ahmed Khan moved a call to attention notice over the government's decision to not grant a subsidy to pilgrims in the Hajj Policy 2019.
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Mohammad Khan on Friday responded to the opposition's call to attention notice regarding an exorbitant increase in Hajj expenses this year and said that 70% of the expenditure is incurred in Saudi Arabia and the government has no control over it.
Responding to the call to attention notice, the minister for parliamentary affairs said, "Finance Minister Asad Umar wanted to give relief to people on Hajj expenses.
In her call to attention notice, the PML-F lawmaker said that 1,894 children had gone missing in 2017 and she wanted to know what steps the provincial authorities were taking to recover them.
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. Of course, the trumpet sometimes sounds like an ambulance, an alarm, or Morse code--even experimental salsa.
"Thus says the LORD." Ten times we hear this call to attention, leading up to the text about the new covenant.