draw attention to (oneself, someone, or something)

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draw attention to (oneself, someone, or something)

To induce others to look at or focus on oneself, someone, or something. Because Alison was late, she crept into the conference room quietly, in an attempt to avoid drawing attention to herself. I put the blanket there strategically to avoid drawing attention to the stain on the couch.
See also: attention, draw

draw someone's attention to someone or something

to attract someone to notice or focus on someone or something. Now, I would like to draw your attention to Fred, the gentleman we have all heard so much about. Could I draw your attention to the statue standing at the entrance?
See also: attention, draw
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I hated having my photo taken, was uncomfortable in my clothes and always wore black so I didn't draw attention to myself."
'I was convinced that the governor was misquoted when I read a line where he was quoted as saying that I destroyed the billboards just to draw attention to myself and my activities in the State.
"When I went out in social surroundings and got to meet new people, I was worried that they wouldn't accept me so I would hide my arm and try not draw attention to myself.
"I had no confidence and I wouldn't wear anything bright because I didn't want to draw attention to myself. I was miserable with the way I looked," she said.
It was common for me to tell my teachers I wasn't comfortable speaking in class, choosing to lose participation points rather than draw attention to myself. But when I approached my first-year writing professor with my usual proposition, she simply replied, "I'll make a conscious effort to call on you so you feel less pressured to speak up on your own."
I would like to not draw attention to myself, because then you can do more.
I did not want to draw attention to myself as a cancer patient.
"I don't ever want to draw attention to myself as a director," says David Nutter, nominated for directing "Mother's Mercy," the eventful season finale of HBO's fantasy epic.
I don't want to draw attention to myself either, since it is my friend's party, not mine.
I just throw on a hat and try not to draw attention to myself. I like to be a normal guy and blend in."
Her weight affected every area of her life: "I walked with my head down and would wear whatever black tent I could find in size XXL and to fit my 44J-inch bust, so as not to draw attention to myself.
I decide just to sit there and get a good soaking, act as if it isn't happening and that way, I won't draw attention to myself. Yet I'm pretty sure everyone is having a good giggle at my expense right now.
'My start-line routine involves shouting as loudly as I can to draw attention to myself. I've done it for quite a while now and everyone who knows me expects it to happen.
'I beeped my horn to draw attention to myself. When I beeped my horn, the driver looked at me, he was very confused.