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English definition of “sit up and take notice”

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sit up and take notice

informal
to show interest or surprise: She sat up and took notice when she heard he was getting married.
Translations of “sit up and take notice”
in Chinese (Traditional) 感興趣, 驚訝…
in Chinese (Simplified) 感兴趣, 惊讶…
(Definition of sit up and take notice from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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