come to someone's attention
Definition of come to someone's attention
1 : to be noticed by someone It came to my attention that several items were missing from my office.
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
: to move toward something : approach
: to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose
: to reach a particular station in a series
: some person : somebody
: 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
Seen and Heard
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