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drawn to (something) like a moth to a flame

Eagerly drawn or attracted to something. (Bright lights often attract moths.) I had always liked art, and once I got to college, I was drawn to textile design like a moth to a flame My toddler is drawn to anything that could be remotely dangerous like a moth to a flame.
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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 the flame

With intense and immediate attraction. Likened to the attraction of moths to bright lights. 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.
See also: flame, like, moth

drawn like a moth to a flame

Fig. attracted [to someone or some event] instinctively or very strongly, as a moth is drawn to the light of a flame. Customers were drawn to the sale like a moth to aflame. They came from all over and bought up everything in the store.
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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.
See also: flame, like, moth

like a moth to the flame

irresistibly attracted to someone or something.
See also: flame, like, moth
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Biologist Leandro Joao Carneiro de Lima Moraes, of Brazil's National Institute of Amazonia Research, recently published a study in the journal Ecological Society of America, which detailed his observations of moths feeding on birds' tears.
Hopefully, some moths will be attracted to the bright spot of light.
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Carpet moth infestations can sometimes originate from bird's nests, so when trying to identify the source of the infestation it's useful to check any unused chimneys or attics.
Mrs Jones said: "It was rather daunting finding a moth so big and I was a little scared taking the picture in case it flew at me.
Predict: Imagine that a moth is trying to hide from predatory birds.
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A study involving Newcastle University reveals the shift in moth activity in street-lit areas from vegetation level to lamp-post height and the impact this is having on their ability to pollinate flowers.