hold (one's) attention

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hold (one's) attention

To keep one interested in or captivated by something. That show just doesn't hold my attention. Give the kids some toys—that should hold their attention for a while.
See also: attention, hold
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hold someone's attention

Fig. to keep someone's attention; to keep someone interested. The boring teacher could not hold the students' attention. The mystery novel held my attention and I couldn't put it down.
See also: attention, hold
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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