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.
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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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