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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Michael Walsh, 48, tortured and humiliated his terrified victim after she fell under his spell.
But Clemmie fell under his spell as soon as he said Hello.
But I soon fell under his spell - especially during his touching scene saying good-bye to a hatstand.
Everyone who met him was drawn to him, no matter what religion they professed, and fell under his spell and became believers in Father Francis and Saint Joseph (even the bank managers
First Liz Hurley (below) fell under his spell, until she got pregnant and they went their separate ways.
Bertie fell under his spell and promised his full support.