riveted to (one's) spot

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riveted to (one's) spot

Fixed in place; unable or unwilling to move. She beckoned me to follow her down into the dark cellar, but my feet were riveted to their spot. The warriors stood riveted to their spots as the enemy advanced on horseback.
See also: rivet, spot
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Exploding demand for talkies marooned these directors on oppressively audio-centric sets, their fluid storytelling and camera techniques straitjacketed by primitive recording technology, their whirring cameras encased in glass, and their actors riveted to spots near hidden microphones.