capture (one's) imagination

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capture (one's) imagination

To hold one's interest or spark one's creativity. I know it sounds strange, but his talk on the importance of obtuse angles really captured my imagination. That movie captured his imagination so much that it inspired him to become a screenwriter.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

capture someone's imagination

Fig. to intrigue someone; to interest someone in a lasting way; to stimulate someone's imagination. The story of the young wizard has captured the imagination of the world's children.
See also: capture, imagination
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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As a child, Stephen was transfixed by the big screen, yet it was the work of cult classics Alfred Hitchcock and John Ford that truly captured his imagination.
Two decades after R2 first captured his imagination, Brooks found himself moving to California, where he now lives happily with his partner, Joey, "the love of my life," a sporting goods salesman.