sit up and take notice

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Definition of sit up and take notice

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to suddenly pay attention to (someone or something) The news made them sit up and take notice.

(sit up and) take notice

idiom (2)

Definition of (sit up and) take notice (Entry 2 of 2)

: to become aware of and give attention to someone or something The team has been playing better recently, and people are starting to (sit up and) take notice.

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“Sit up and take notice.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/(sit%20up%20and)%20take%20notice. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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