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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."
See also: attraction
References in classic literature ?
Knots of people, impelled by a fatal attraction, lurked outside any house in which he was known to be, listening for fragments of his discourses to the inmates; and, when he was rumoured to be coming down the stairs, often could not disperse so quickly but that he would be prematurely in among them, demanding their own arrears, and rooting them to the spot.
SURANNE Jones going all Fatal Attraction in yet another all-men-are-bastards BBC drama Doctor Foster.
Fatal Attraction is a weekly crime documentary program that airs on TV One on Monday nights.
It was like that scene in Fatal Attraction where Glenn Close tells Michael Douglas "I'm not going to be ignored.
Bad hare day: Glen Close |takes it out on the family pet when Michael Douglas ends their affair in Fatal Attraction 1 FATAL ATTRACTION (1987) MICHAEL Douglas plays a married man whose lover (Glenn Close) becomes a pet-stewing stalker who terrorises his family in the film from which the term 'bunny boiler' originates.
The show wrapped last August, freeing McElhone up to work on other projects - including a stint from March to June in a stage adaptation of Fatal Attraction on London's West End, playing the bunny-boiling mistress made famous by Glenn Close.
Everything you need to cook your own bunny (in a biscuit, not a Fatal Attraction way).
Glenn scared the living daylights out of a whole generation of men in the Eighties when she starred alongside Michael Douglas in the controversial movie Fatal Attraction (and a whole generation of kids with her trun as Cruella de Vil) but there is nothing fatal about her attraction to Mr Armani.
THEY'RE planning to bring a version of the movie thriller Fatal Attraction to the West End stage.
Haqqani's conclusion is stark: only genuine democracy, rather than Musharraf-Bush ersatz democracy, can bring Pakistan out of its fatal attraction to extremism.
Petrol was less than 35p a litre Glenn Close was boiling bunnies and scaring Michael Douglas, not to mention married men everywhere half to death, in Fatal Attraction Nick Faldo was still to win his first Major (he won the Open later that year at Muirfield) Whitney Houston was No 1 in the charts with I Wanna Dance With Somebody Margaret Thatcher still had more than three years of her reign to go as Prime Minister Unlike Villa, who weren't upwardly mobile, it was the year of the Yuppie TV's most popular programmes included the antics of Gordon the Gopher on Going Live and Michael Barrymore saying 'Allwight' an irritatingly large number of times on Strike It Lucky Prescription charges were pounds 2.
The story line will remind the audience of Fatal Attraction though the cause is different.
The morality tale Fatal Attraction is released in the cinema, while Rick Astley tops the charts with Never Gonna Give You Up.
It's full-out fatal attraction when the new girl (Erika Christensen) becomes obsessed with the cutest guy on the swim team (Jesse Bradford).