fall under (someone's) spell

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fall under (someone's) spell

To come under the influence or control of someone who one finds fascinating, enchanting, or seductive. Our son has never acted out like this before. I think he must have fallen under his new friend's spell. I would normally never rush into a relationship this quickly before I fell under Janet's spell. Such was the magnitude of her beauty that countless men have fallen under the duchess's spell.
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fall under someone's spell

 
1. Lit. to come under the magical control of a magician or similar person. The damsel fell under the wizard's spell and sat there speechless. As the children fell under the witch's spell, they went to sleep.
2. Fig. to be fascinated by someone; to be enchanted by someone. She was so beautiful. I fell under her spell at once. Wally fell under Donna's spell and became helpless in her presence.
See also: fall, spell
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Soon Renoir junior has fallen under her spell, too, but the free-spirited young woman, who captivates both men, is unwilling to be dominated by either.
Jack (French, Christ Church, Oxford) tells the story of Cenci (1577-99), a young Italian woman who was brutalized by her father and resolved to murder him, but also discusses the strange lives of people who have fallen under her spell, particularly artists and writers whose fascination with her have cost them reputations and sometimes friends and relatives.