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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.
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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.
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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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