grab (one's) attention

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grab (one's) attention

To attract one's attention. The server still hasn't taken our order—we just can't grab her attention.
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grab someone's attention

 and get someone's attention; grip someone's attention
Fig. to draw or attract someone's attention. The bright colors on the poster are there to grab your attention. The scary movie gripped my attention.
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The '24 karat gold' chocolate and strawberry desserts mentioned on the menu instantly grab one's attention. I ordered the chocolate one out of sheer curiosity expecting a choco dome or something sprayed with golden colour.
Albaih is well-aware of the need to grab one's attention and make the person pause a moment to see his cartoon "and try and understand what the problem is."
Though somewhat gimmicky, each brief section has a catchy phrase to grab one's attention, such as: Map Energy Flow, Prime Your Environment, Dump the Gremlins, Get in the Zone, and How to Get Your Query Rejected.
The photographs are not heart-stopping - if seen framed on a wall, they probably wouldn't grab one's attention - but for what they sought out to do, and in the context where they're placed in, they are perfect and not inflated.
It is written so that kids can relate to it and includes lots of interesting sidebars that grab one's attention. An excellent resource for geography teachers and students.
Yet if the game of soccer does not grab one's attention, I suggest the following books as summer readings: "Soccer and Philosophy" and "How Soccer Explains the World."
A television, radio or print ad may grab one's attention at the moment, but the retention factor is key to having that advertising result in an actual sale, Verdini notes.
IN journalism August is known as the silly season, not least because of the flood of ludicrous examples of bureaucracy gone mad which grab one's attention. Not, you'll understand, that we aren't grateful.