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.
See also: attention, grab

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.
See also: attention, grab
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I have never been able to put two fingers in my mouth to make the kind of loud shrill required to grab someone's attention or alternatively show annoyance at a football match following a bad foul or refereeing decision.
You have one glance to grab someone's attention. High contrast between elements can help you do that.
It wasn't long ago that sending a letter (with an actual stamp!) was a great way to grab someone's attention. Even more recently, a compelling voice mail would probably land you a callback.
"We can allow people to maneuver through the presentation however they want and tell the story how they need to because, in some cases, you might only have 60 seconds to grab someone's attention; whereas other times, like at a trade show, you might have a little bit more time," he says.
This time you really can grab someone's attention, be it personal or professional.
You're heading into a very profitable week, so make sure you look your best at all times, as its your appearance that will grab someone's attention and propel them towards you.
You have a couple of seconds to grab someone's attention when they read a paper or magazine.
"A great display will grab someone's attention and give the salesperson a chance to pitch the product," Olafsson says, adding it takes only three to four seconds to walk the length of a 10-foot booth.