like a moth to the flame

like a moth to the flame

With intense and immediate interest. We brought out the water slide for the party and the kids came running like moths to the flame. Whenever I park my Ferrari, there's inevitably someone who wants to come gawk at it, like a moth to the flame.
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like a moth to the flame

irresistibly attracted to someone or something.
See also: flame, like, moth
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Emmerdale Mon-Fri, ITV Like a moth to the flame, Debbie is helpless to stop herself falling back into the arms of her ex-lover, Ross.
The European Union budget is just a pinprick in comparison with the five-year long collapse of corrupt banking and exploitative capitalism, and yet the Labour Party is drawn like a moth to the flame at the prospect of a cheap populist coup over the coalition, a move so right wing that even the neo-Thatcherite Tony Blair warned against it.
Yet he is drawn to her like a moth to the flame and the consequences will be just as catastrophic.
The actor, who will present the first show in the new series, said: "I'm very excited and honoured and, like a moth to the flame, I am terrified but cannot resist.
But like a moth to the flame, Bisch can't resist and assigns the character trait ``guarded'' to each of them, although you never believe it for a second.
In writing, the poets acted "somewhat like a moth to the flame," poetry an alluring but dubious good at best (207).