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like a moth to a flame

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

If a person is attracted to someone or something like a moth to a flame, they are strongly attracted to them. The bright lights of west London drew Kharin like a moth to a flame. Girls were around him like moths to a flame. Note: This expression is very variable. For example, you can talk about moths around a flame, or replace flame with candle. Men flock around her like moths around a flame.
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This month she will draw would-be suitors to you like moths to a flame, and with the same results if any get too close that you're not so keen on.
She explained: "If I go into a nightclub with a TV camera with a light on it at 2am it's like moths to a flame.
The trailblazer for this is the single Fire In The House - a slow-burner with echoing vocals that builds up a sense of anticipation that'll reel the victims in like moths to a flame.
In the early hours of the morning, pulses of bright blue light fall from the sky and draw people like moths to a flame.
ORGANISERS of an event with a difference hope visitors will be attracted like moths to a flame - because that is what the evening is all about.
Year after year gay men and women return to the same argument like moths to a flame.
This particular performer had spectators crowding towards her like moths to a flame.
In each case, high test scores and word-of-mouth from satisfied parents drew other moms and dads like moths to a flame.
And there we are, glued to the box, transfixed like moths to a flame - zapping from channel to channel, from website to website - blowing our minds, hardening our hearts, and amusing ourselves to death.
Good journalists are drawn, like moths to a flame, to scenes of action and controversy.
Simon's Island, Georgia, where he and others would gather around good stories, like moths to a flame.
Hollywood superstars and glamorous wannabes flocked to the golden sands of Cannes like moths to a flame.
The film explores Picasso's attitude to women, who flocked to him like moths to a flame.
It is the story of a handsome carpenter who attracts girls like moths to a flame.