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

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

To focus on someone or something. And if you'll direct your attention to the docent, she'll start you on your tour of the art museum. When the lights in the theater dimmed, we knew to direct our attention to the stage.
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direct someone's attention to someone or something

to focus someone's regard or concern on someone or something; to cause someone to notice someone or something. May I directyour attention to the young man in the purple costume? The announcer directed our attention to the magician who was coming on stage.
See also: attention, direct
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I would direct his attention to a very funny recording by the eminent Scottish comedian and raconteur Billy Connolly in which he tells of his own father's self-made answer to this problem.
The seller is now required to direct his attention to his other business investments allowing another buyer-operator to come in to this exciting opportunity with great upside potential.
Mr Cable should direct his attention to the banks, who have been let off the hook by his Government.
He went on: "Norman should direct his attention to scrapping Gordon Brown's pounds 10 tourist tax, which has caused the collapse of British passenger traffic, or to BAs' unjustified fuel surcharges."
I would like to direct his attention to West Derby Cllr Ann Hines, who at this week's area committee meeting continued her object to the line system.
The Pilot's editorial charged that Keating's statement was "in effect calling all Catholics in a diocese to commit a mortal sin [and] is just surreal." Keating's spokesman Mike Brake responded, "It would seem that Cardinal Law might direct his attention to [the zero-tolerance] policy rather than this little nonsensical dustup."