Pay attention

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Definition

to pay attention: to listen carefully, to concentrate, to apply yourself
idiom
Please pay attention to the following instructions. You must read them carefully.
Pay attention to the announcement. It's full of important information.

Examples

  • "Susie : Mr. Delavigne, if you've paid any attention to current events, you would know the mega-popular sportswear company, 'Shmike', has suffered terribly in the public eye."
  • "You signed the paperwork when you joined the company, but I guess you weren't paying attention!"
  • "Do try and pay attention next time, hmm."

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