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draw interest

1. To attract attention. In this usage, "draw" and "interest" are often separated by a quantifier. In the employee poll, these potential changes drew the most interest, sir. That artist's latest set of paintings has really drawn a great deal of interest among art collectors.
2. To accrue interest while deposited, as of money. You'll only be able to draw interest if you actually deposit your money for a change.
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draw interest

 
1. to appear interesting and get (someone's) attention. (Note the variation in the examples.) This kind of event isn't likely to draw a lot of interest. What kind of show will draw public interest?
2. [for money] to earn interest while on deposit. Put your money in the bank so it will draw interest. The cash value of some insurance policies also draws interest.
See also: draw, interest
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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