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English definition of “sit up and take notice”

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sit up and take notice

to suddenly give attention to something when you had not done so before: The losses in the election have made party leaders finally sit up and take notice.
Translations of “sit up and take notice”
in Chinese (Traditional) 感興趣, 驚訝…
in Chinese (Simplified) 感兴趣, 惊讶…
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