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Urpi
Peru

MEANING
 
Hi dear colleagues I need your help with an expression:
 "It is  a way to jostle for attention. in this context what is to jostle?

Thanks a bunch.

26 Sep 2011      



Apodo
Australia

I īm not quite sure what the context is from your short sentence, but people shopping and waiting to be served at a crowded counter would move about, and perhaps bump or jostle each other when trying to get the shop assistant īs attention.
So pushing in front of others, and waving your arms might be a way to jostle for attention.

26 Sep 2011     



Urpi
Peru

Thanks a lot Apodo.

26 Sep 2011     



grevillea
Australia

It probably means to try and get more attention than others.  "Jostle" suggests that there is some competition for attention and hence the need to "jostle".

26 Sep 2011