She perhaps felt like people were trying to take away from her focus on swimming.
Sadat also wanted to turn Egypt away from its focus on war with Israel and devotion of resources to a large military establishment.
Mr. Sahara, however, said he feared that would only take away from his group's focus and make it dependent on another organization's resources.
If you snatch just, when it means "only," away from its focus, aren't you creating ambiguity?
But I'm not going to let that distraction take away from our focus.
I feel that takes away from my focus.
The College also moved away from its focus on only training teachers and began to offer courses of study in business, nursing, and the liberal arts.
Drifting away from its focus on prizes caused the number of visitors to Gamesville.com to slowly but steadily decline.
"At the same time, I can't let anything take away from my focus and what we're trying to accomplish this week."
You've lost that enthusiasm, let that outside stuff take you away from your main focus.'