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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 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.
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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Moth Night included moth trapping events across the UK.
And the Clifden nonpareil - a moth which has recently become established from Dorset to Kent - has seen numbers boosted by dozens of immigrants from the continent.
In most cases, more newspaper moths survived the predator's attack.
In peppered moths, the region of interest stretches over about 400,000 DNA bases and contains 13 genes and two microRNAs.
After irradiation the moths were kept in the distribution room in separate cages for Eastern and Western Cape deliveries.
Data of cumulative number of moths trapped in seven or 10 days were used in graphical presentations.
He added: "Seeing these kinds of moths flying around in your home is a problem, but not THE problem.
Marwan Slim Ghazez, head of the Committee for Forestry and Environment in Bkassine, warned that the moth is causing the degradation of the reserve, an environmental tourism site.
In the second stage, the traps were standardized by converting the trap capture for each day into moths per square inch of the glue-covered surface.
Richard Fox of Butterfly Conservation said Moth Night, which begins tomorrow, "is a great opportunity to discover the hidden wonders of our nocturnal wildlife".
Choose a selection of plants that will attract moths caterpillars.
The hormones can disrupt a moth's breeding cycle by making female eggs unattractive to male moths, leaving them unfertilized, according to agricultural specialist, Zakaria Al-Matwakil.
The Jersey Tiger turns the perception of moths as dull, brown jumper-devourers upon its head.
Moths always go for the light, and that is what attracts David Small, Sue Cloutier and others who have caught the nature bug.
Washington, July 9 ( ANI ): Moths are capable of using both their hearing and their avoidance behaviour to communicate about sex, a new research has suggested.