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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 ​partyleadersfinally sit up and take ​notice.
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"sit up and take notice" in British English

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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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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