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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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Why leave fairy lights just to the Christmas tree - these twinkly, flickering lights attract us like moths to the flame.
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But for all their arduous labor, little glory and less pay, it's the great outdoors that draws these packers again and again, like moths to the flame.
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