at attention

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of at attention

US
:in a position that shows careful listening or attention
  • The dog sat at attention, listening for something in the distance.

Word by Word Definitions

attention play
  1. : the act or state of applying the mind to something

  2. : a condition of readiness for such attention involving especially a selective narrowing or focusing of consciousness and receptivity

  3. : observation, notice


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