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charm (someone) with (something)

To enthrall and interest someone with something. During my visit this weekend, the school tried to charm me with activities and future internship opportunities, but I'm still just not interested in going there. She's no fool, so you'll have a hard time charming her with money alone.
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Prince Charming

The (hypothetical) perfect man who has all of the traits that one (usually a woman) wants in a romantic partner. I'd almost given up hope of ever finding my own Prince Charming before I met you!
See also: charming, prince

ˌPrince ˈCharming

(usually humorous) a man who seems to be a perfect boyfriend or husband because he is attractive, kind, etc: I’m still waiting for my Prince Charming!
This expression refers to a character in fairy tales such as Cinderella.
See also: charming, prince
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The 2,900sqft store is operated by Charming Charlie's international licensing partner Apparel Group, which has planned further growth for the brand in the Middle East this year, according to a statement.
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The coach told us that he had heard the poem recited a few times at a little Italian bistro in San Francisco -- always by a charming itinerant named Jim O'Leary, who claimed that it was derived from an old Irish proverb.
13 June 2012 - US women's apparel retailer Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA) has finalised its tender offer for the takeover of peer Charming Shoppes Inc (NASDAQ:CHRS) with 81.