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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.
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like a moth to the flame

irresistibly attracted to someone or something.
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Emmerdale Mon-Fri, UTV Like a moth to the flame, Debbie is helpless to stop herself falling back into the arms of her ex-lover, Ross.
There's Murder One, a tribute Motorhead frontman Lemmy who died earlier this year, but it's blown away by the splintered riffing of Moth To The Flame.
And Huddersfield-born Wendy Robinson, formerly of indie band The Popinjays, has just returned to songwriting with new band, Moth to the Flame.
Today, drawn like a moth to the flame by Narendra Modi's 2014 electoral battle cry for a Congress-free India, the party seems determined to transform its rival's promise into prophesy.
The rock 'n' roll lifestyle is nothing new but it attracted Tim Burgess like a moth to the flame.
Naked, bound and gagged and wrapped in cellophane - Hannah refuses to beg for her life and Dexter is drawn like a moth to the flame - they have torrid sex and it is through her that Dexter realizes that he can control his so-called dark passenger.
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.
Annie McCourt's play Moth to the Flame won first prize in Trinity College London's International Playwriting Competition.
I spoke to Phil and thought it was an act of complete madness to try to shoot a 90-minute feature in two days, but it was that sort of potential car crash that I'm attracted to, like a moth to the flame.
This I gorra see,' Abbacot got to his feet, and like a moth to the flame, found himself drawn to the beautiful multi-faceted gem of the Palm House, sparkling from within now as if it contained a forest of Christmas tree-lights - and what beautiful faint music floated on the night air from the domed greenhouse.
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.
Keira Knightley has never been more compelling or heartbreaking as the poet's childhood sweetheart who is drawn back to him like a moth to the flame.
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.