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 just don't want to look like mutton dressed as lamb and I don't really like drawing attention to myself.
I would do so not because of fear of a Sarpanch or a priest or a Mullah but because I would be drawing attention to myself rather than getting the shot and the sound bite that I want.
"It wasn't about not drawing attention to myself. My assistant Peter Grant was closest so I told him to go out and have a word."
Me, I plodded along, never drawing attention to myself, working hard at school because it gave me a kind of security when I needed all the security I could get.
"I could have gone somewhere up river (out of sight) but I'm drawing attention to myself because it needs to be brought to the public attention.
I never would use either for tear of drawing attention to myself. An array of impressive-looking lights were flickering on the dashboard, mostly indicating the battery charge.
I dropped the hose and began to walk very quickly towards the back door trying to shake out my shirt without drawing attention to myself. If I was going to have to rip off my shirt, I certainly didn't want the guys next door already looking at me!
I always looked for a quiet private spot where I could feed my babies without drawing attention to myself when we went out on day trips.
I began to drift further and further from them, barely talking in the fear of drawing attention to myself.
I never go out glammed-up or have anything flashy on me - I don't like drawing attention to myself. I just want to blend in."
"You could say It's that it's a poseur's car and I don't really like drawing attention to myself. I love driving the car, but I don't like what goes with it so I don't really drive it as much as I would like."
I don't mind drawing attention to myself. It doesn't put extra pressure on me."