One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Suddenly start paying attention or have one's interest aroused.‘young people are voting with their feet—employers will have to sit up and take notice’
- ‘Parents say they hope the Department of Education will finally sit up and take notice of them, following Friday's protest.’
- ‘This presence in high profile Silicon Valley suddenly made the world sit up and take notice.’
- ‘But he soon made the fashion world sit up and take notice.’
- ‘Just as happened with the fuel crisis, the Westminster politicians will eventually have to sit up and take notice of Yorkshire's discontent.’
- ‘If only the litter louts would now sit up and take notice.’
- ‘This is exactly the sort of statement that makes a book lover sit up and take notice and it certainly got my attention.’
- ‘And while the result was one the majority of pundits predicted, the Wasps' performance will have caused a few teams to sit up and take notice.’
- ‘There is just something I like about this picture, something that made us sit up and take notice…’
- ‘A surprise move like that could get people to sit up and take notice.’
- ‘The First Minister needs to sit up and take notice.’
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