come to someone's attention

Definition of come to someone's attention

  1. 1 :  to be noticed by someone It came to my attention that several items were missing from my office.

  2. 2 :  to be made known to someone It has come to my attention that some people were offended by my comments.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move toward something :  approach

    :  to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose

    :  to reach a particular station in a series

  1. :  some person :  somebody

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

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

    :  observation, notice

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a trip made at another's expense

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