on (one's) radar (screen)

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on (one's) radar (screen)

Considered by one as important or noteworthy; within the spectrum of one's awareness, attention, or consideration. If you want this issue on people's radar, you have to frame it as something that will impact their wallets. This band wasn't on my radar screen six months ago, but they're one of my favorites now.
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on someone's radar

If something is on someone's radar, they are aware of it or are intending to deal with it. I was never focussed on being an actress. It wasn't even on my radar. Lewis has been told I am waiting to see him, but I'm not even on his radar.
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on (one's) radar

/radar screen
In one's conscious awareness as a possibility or as an existing phenomenon: The governor said that running for president was not even on her radar screen.
See also: on, radar
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