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Expressions used for telling someone to pay attention - synonyms or related words



used for making someone pay attention before you say something

now then

used for getting someone’s attention when you are starting to talk about something new



used for calling to someone to get their attention

all right


used for getting someone’s attention when you want to start talking about or doing something new


used for making sure that someone is paying attention to what you are saying and that they understand it



Britishspoken used for getting someone’s attention, especially because you are annoyed with them

listen up

used for getting the attention of a noisy group of people



used for getting someone’s attention or for showing that you are surprised or annoyed

look what/how


used for making a suggestion or when you want someone to pay attention to what you are going to say

just/wait a moment

used for asking someone to give you their attention for a short time



a rainbow produced when water droplets in the air reflect light from the moon rather than the sun

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