get/have somebody's undivided attention

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get (one's) undivided attention

To do something to become the sole thing that someone is focused on. OK, now that your sister's asleep, you've got my undivided attention—tell me what happened earlier. You will get their undivided attention if you have your lawyer send them a letter.
See also: attention, get, undivided

have (one's) undivided attention

To be the sole thing that one is focused on. OK, now that your sister's asleep, you have my undivided attention—tell me what happened earlier. You will have their undivided attention if you have your lawyer send them a letter.

get/have somebody’s undivided atˈtention

(often humorous) receive somebody’s full attention: I’ll just finish writing this sentence, and then you can have my undivided attention.
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When you deal with people, you get undivided attention and undivided attention produces results that last.
In fact, in a recent letter to the TLP&SC membership, committee chairman Daniel Saviola wrote that "ATA values all functions that were created and sponsored under the former Transportation Loss Prevention and Security Council and these functions will get undivided attention." Kundu says that the safety and security committees are being merged to streamline functions, not to phase out security concerns.