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.
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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?
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"They have just been quietly going about their business without drawing attention to themselves. They don't call attention to themselves, and they are dedicated and committed bunch of professionals.
Among these problems, he said, is the potential decrease in reports of domestic violence or other crimes among immigrant communities when victims fear drawing attention to themselves could lead to deportation.
One of the emails sent out to parents and carers read: "It is prudent to remind your child about adopting protective behaviours during their journeys to and from school such as travelling with other people where possible, ignoring any requests to get into vehicles with persons that they do not know, keeping to public areas where possible and drawing attention to themselves or going into a public place such as a shop to ask for assistance if they feel threatened."
"They won't be drawing attention to themselves, that's the problem and we don't have the manpower to watch them all."
The gist of the email was "What if someone sees that and decides that the sponsor should have pushed for more and found even lower fees?" I think it's disheartening that a plan sponsor and/or investment committee would not want to promote the hard work they are doing and wonderful things they are achieving for plan participants for fear of drawing attention to themselves.
I think it's disheartening that a plan sponsor and/or investment committee would not want to promote the hard work they are doing and wonderful things they are achieving for plan participants for fear of drawing attention to themselves. And I hoped the adviser would be able to reassure the sponsor and committee that they should remain proud of the work they had done and confident the due diligence was sound.
Most opponents of sovereignty appeared likely to stay away from the polls rather than risk drawing attention to themselves.
But when you list and analyse the full extent of Sir Alex's achievements there is no time left for the contemplation of those who can't handle their liquor without drawing attention to themselves.
For more call 09050 700 446 Pisces Feb 20 - Mar 20 SOMEONE seems to be a little noisy in the office, drawing attention to themselves and perhaps not doing themselves any favours.
Earlier, the Foreign Ministry advised Bulgarian nationals in Libya to stock up on food and water and shelter from air strikes, while being sure to avoid drawing attention to themselves unnecessarily.
According to the latest report, even when young people do choose to use suncream, they do not see it as a safety precaution but see it as a way of flirting, having fun and drawing attention to themselves.
The costumes by Bettina Walter supported the action rather than drawing attention to themselves. Finally; the evening might well have been a less than total success had it not been for Kirill Petrenko eliciting the most emotional performance from the Bavarian State Orchestra I've heard this season: seething, harrowing and placid in turns.
We told them that it seemed a bit much, and that generally, Jews pray and put on tefillin in private, such as in a hotel room, but their concerns are about Jews praying in public and drawing attention to themselves."
He added that people going in and out of Pakistan were being watched and run the risk of drawing attention to themselves and their associates.
Ministers published a report advising schools how to help these so-called ''invisible children'', who often try to avoid drawing attention to themselves.