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center of attraction

A person, place, or thing that attracts the most attention among others. There were many movie stars at the premiere, but the leading lady was the center of attraction. Temple Bar is definitely the center of attraction in Dublin.
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fatal attraction

1. In a romantic relationship, an attraction to the very qualities in a person that ultimately lead to the relationship falling apart. John had a fatal attraction to the wild, uninhibited life Cynthia led, but she cared more about "living free" than having a functional relationship. I was completely enamored by his self-confidence and charm, but it was just a fatal attraction to a man who turned out to be a complete narcissist.
2. An intense and obsessive infatuation with another person, especially by a spurned lover, that might lead to harassment or violence. A: "I broke up with Chris over two months ago, but he's still constantly checking in on me and even started threatening this new guy I started seeing." B: "Whoa, talk about a fatal attraction."
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center of attraction, the

Something or someone that attracts the most interest or curiosity. For example, The Ferris wheel is always the center of attraction at our carnival, or Jan is the center of attraction wherever she goes. This expression comes from physics, where since about 1770 it has denoted the point to which bodies tend by gravity or the action of centripetal force.
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You then enter their newest attraction for 2014, The Torture Tank where your deepest fantasies of killing come to life.
This summer, Yorkshire's Magnificent Attractions is calling on the public to start voting for their favourite Yorkshire attraction to be in with a chance of winning Yorkshire's Most Magnificent Attraction title.
The voucher validity is different at each attraction, see vouchers for full terms and conditions.
the Jungle Jim's), SEA LIFE centres/Sanctuaries (excluding SEA LIFE London Aquarium) or LEGOLAND' Discovery Centre Manchester ("Attractions"), then s/he may take with him/ her ONE OTHER PERSON who will enter the same Attraction on the same day free of charge.
Folly Farm at Begelly, one of Pembrokeshire's most popular visitor attractions, has gone from strength to strength in its 22 years as a privately-owned attraction.
But there was "a great deal of uncertainty" as to how attraction operators will fare during the 2010 season because of the fragile state of the economy, he said.
Xscape Milton Keynes is the most popular free attraction with 6.
The Bournville attraction was the region's most visited paid for day out, welcoming 503,617 visitors last year, according to the 2007 Visitor Attractions survey from VisitBritain, the national tourism agency.
Bishop Auckland Town Hall was the most visited free attraction in 2007 with 250,000 visits.
The Tower of London becomes the most visited paid attraction in England with nearly 2.
Only one other attraction in Britain increased its visitor numbers more than Alnwick Garden between 2004 and 2005.
As the world's first polar bear rehabilitation facility, the Polar Bear Conservation and Education Habitat is a unique must-see attraction when visiting Cochrane.
Disneyland's venerable attraction -- the last one built under the creative supervision of Walt Disney -- now has a special-effects makeover, new wrinkles in the story and some characters just off the ship from the 2003 movie ``Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl'' and the sequel, which opens July 7.
Founded on the premise that a city is the ultimate theme park for all ages, CityPass bundles select cultural and sightseeing attractions tickets with background information, destination map, color photo of each attraction, transportation guides, insider tips, and iconic offer(s), prints it in a size that fits in any pocket, selling it for about half what individual tickets would cost.
Midwest market, but Garforth has his eyes on marketing Borealis as a global attraction.