call (someone or something) to (one's) attention

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call (someone or something) to (one's) attention

To cause one to notice, focus on, or be aware of someone or something. I know you were trying to sneak into the meeting unnoticed, but you really called it to everyone's attention when you knocked over that chair. I liked the new paint color at first, but it is starting to call all the imperfections in the walls to my attention.
See also: attention, call
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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