One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Attract a great deal of attention or interest.‘she recently turned heads with a nude scene’
- ‘The unusual gathering attracted attention from the shoppers and turned heads and some of the passers by had a go at drawing.’
- ‘Your attractiveness is turning heads all over the place.’
- ‘Their special triplet pram turns heads, and one passing woman was so surprised when she saw the three little girls she dropped the pie she was eating.’
- ‘There is something about leather that turns heads and catches attention.’
- ‘It turns heads with its front, side and rear profiles.’
- ‘Every once in a while folk from the land down under do something that turns heads up here in the north.’
- ‘I often turned heads, but this flash of interest was accompanied by raucous laughter, shrill whistles, or, most often, suggestive murmurs.’
- ‘But this is the only time of year when a black-cloaked guide screaming and brandishing a whip barely turns heads.’
- ‘The €20 million-plus price tag may turn heads in Limerick, but provincial papers tend to attract high prices, despite their select circulations.’
- ‘It must have turned heads as cars passed, drawing more unwanted attention to the situation.’
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