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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Hilly soon recognizes the psychiatrist for a manipulative phony but Ivan, flattered by the man's attentions, falls under his spell, to Hilly's cost.
She should know better than to get involved with Charlie again, but this week she falls under his spell and can't resist his manly charms.
Who just happens to be young enough to be the son of the art teacher who falls under his spell.
Matters are made worse when Xander falls under his spell, leading the gang into peril.
While Lisa initially considers her not-too-secret admirer a little strange, she quickly falls under his spell.
The academy is overseen by a sinister headmaster; even Ana's best friend falls under his spell.