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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Lola got very embarrassed and said, 'Mummy, people are already looking at you and now you're just drawing attention to yourself.' I've no filter.
It's clear you're brightening up, Leo, shining and drawing attention to yourself.
When you start drawing attention to yourself in a competition, other teams start to study you and that's what happened with Mexico, they studied Brazil a lot and Brazil tried to win, had too many chances but didn't score."
There is no way you can wear it without drawing attention to yourself - and that's great!" Pleated lace, PS49 ?
The downside is you are now moving awkwardly and perhaps drawing attention to yourself. Be aware of this at all times.
Thinking of ways of drawing attention to yourself? Perhaps you need to be more forceful.
As a teenager, playing gig after gig, Richard always believed that not drawing attention to yourself signified a job well done.He never imagined he'd see his own name on his records.
Judge Peter Armstrong told him: "Drawing attention to yourself by making phone calls is one thing, but setting fire inside a flat in a block of flats is a very different matter.
It's very easy to take your medication in the form of a cookie, soda or brownie and you can do that without drawing attention to yourself," he told ABC News.
You may be thinking of subtle ways of drawing attention to yourself. And someone will inspire you to tune into your true potential.
"Because Phil always wants to take responsibility, whether it be the one crossing, tackling or taking free-kicks, you are always drawing attention to yourself.
I don't care if you were very instrumental in the results, you should not be in the habit of drawing attention to yourself, but instead recognizing the efforts of your team or the plant personnel as a whole.
You can hardly carry two big settees like that without drawing attention to yourself."
Plan your route in advance and avoid drawing attention to yourself by holding a map.