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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.
(Definition of sit up and take notice from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sit up and take notice" in American English

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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.
(Definition of sit up and take notice from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sit up and take notice”
in Chinese (Simplified) 感兴趣, 惊讶…
in Chinese (Traditional) 感興趣, 驚訝…
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