snap to attention

idiom

Definition of snap to attention

: to move quickly to a position of standing silently with the body stiff and straight, the feet together, and both arms at the sides The soldier snapped to attention. sometimes used figurativelyThe children snapped to attention and got quiet when the teacher clapped his hands.

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“Snap to attention.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snap%20to%20attention. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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