fall under the spell of (someone)

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fall under the spell of (someone)

To come under the influence or control of someone because one finds them fascinating, enchanting, or seductive. Our son has never acted out like this before. I think he must have fallen under the spell of that new friend of his. Such was the magnitude of her beauty that countless men have fallen under the spell of the duchess.
See also: fall, of, spell
References in classic literature ?
"How fine!" said Golenishtchev, he too, with unmistakable sincerity, falling under the spell of the picture.
WOODY ALLEN: New movie Whatever Works features yet another hot young thing falling under the spell of an older man.
Falling under the spell of local Gestapo chief Ludwig Muentze (Sebastian Koch), Rachel finds her allegiances torn between the man she loves and the resistance movement spearheaded by Gerben Kuipers (Derek de Lint).
They might not be doing anything that Messrs Reed and Reid haven't done before, but they do it with such verve and delirious rush it's hard to resist falling under the spell
ASDA seems to be falling under the spell of its union phobic US owner Wal-Mart.
According to Taaffe, "Moving to Jersey City was my first break." When he was a student at Cooper Union he'd continued to live at home in Elizabeth, New Jersey, while falling under the spell of Hans Haacke, a popular professor and influential theorist who privileged the conceptual and political over the formal.