Like a moth to a flame
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British pronunciation/lˈaɪk ɐ mˈɒθ tʊ ɐ flˈeɪm/
American pronunciation/lˈaɪk ɐ mˈɑːθ tʊ ɐ flˈeɪm/
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used to refer to a person who is irresistibly attracted to someone or something

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What is the origin of the idiom "like a moth to a flame" and when to use it?

The idiom "like a moth to a flame" originated from the behavior of moths being attracted to bright lights or flames. Moths are naturally drawn to sources of light, which often leads to their death when they get too close to the flame. This idiom is used to describe a situation where someone is irresistibly drawn to something or someone that is potentially harmful or dangerous. It implies a strong and uncontrollable attraction or fascination that can have negative consequences

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For many people, social media is like a moth to a flame - they can't resist checking their phones and scrolling through their feeds, even if it's not productive or healthy.
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