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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.
See also: charm

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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Charming Charlie has 14 stores in Illinois, including locations in Aurora, Geneva, Bloomingdale, Gurnee and Schaumburg.
Charming Charlie's stores are located in 38 states, which have already begun their going out of business sales.
Second Avenue Capital Partners, LLC (SACP) has announced it has partnered with White Oak Commercial Finance, LLC to provide a USD 35,000,000 asset-backed revolving credit facility for Houston-based retailer Charming Charlie, the company said.
Based on the star-studded trailer leaked on Tuesday, the film unfolds the lives of Cinderella (voiced by Tisdale), Snow White (Lavigne) and Sleeping Beauty (Hong Kong pop star G.E.M.)-three princesses vying for the love of Prince Charming (voiced by actor-singer Wilmer Valderrama).
The event took place in the 270sqm store operated by Apparel Group, Charming Charlie's international licensing partner, and featured a ribbon cutting ceremony and a selfie box for shoppers to take photos for a chance to win prizes.
Nyla Barker, aged four, tries her hand at charming the worms with music
Women's contemporary jewellery and accessory retailer Charming Charlie recently hosted a launch event at its Ezdan Mall store.
Charming, too, is Patrick's straightforward and unadorned style.
Synopsis: In "Prince Not So Charming", author Kathleen Grace takes the reader on a riveting journey with Cinderella as she navigates romance, emotional upheaval, and near-financial-death experiences--all of which lead her to find inner strength despite seemingly insurmountable setbacks.
The Houston-based fast growing womens contemporary jewellery and accessory retail player Charming Charlie has announced that it has pierced into the Qatari market with the launch of its first site at Ezdan Mall in Doha.
Needless to say, Charles takes no notice but he and Sebastian do end up drifting apart and he makes a decisive break with Sebastian's charming mother Lady Marchmain after realising her charm is exercised purely as a way of exercising power.
Worm charming is a simple fun activity where a stretch of grass is divided up into small plots.
The power of words; studies on charms and charming in Europe.
When told she was so lucky to be with such a charming man, she replied: "I don't believe in luck.
However, in real life Pine is content with letting Benedict win in the charming stakes.