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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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USA], Jun 19 (ANI): Turns out, it is not "a moth to a flame," but "a flame to a moth" as a new study has revealed that a spruce budworm outbreak could increase forest fire risk.
USA], Jun 19 ( ANI ): Turns out, it is not "a moth to a flame," but "a flame to a moth" as a new study has revealed that a spruce budworm outbreak could increase forest fire risk.
She danced a shipwreck, a moth to a flame, and a piece that was almost like a Beckett play--she dragged out a heavy sack, sat on it, and rolled off it.
A spokesman for the Motley Crue drummer said: "He's single and the women flock to him like a moth to a flame.
Like a moth to a flame, Democrats can't help themselves when it comes to denigrating and demonizing Christians.
All that fabulous jazz and blues - I'd hear it and be drawn in like a moth to a flame.