Meaning of Idiom ‘Drawn Like a Moth to a Flame’
To be drawn like a moth to a flame means to be strongly attracted to something or someone, as if by instinct.
Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel!
Examples Of Use
“A seasoned paleoanthropologist, when Fergusson saw the white glint on the otherwise dun-colored earth, he was drawn like a moth to a flame.”
“Sara always wondered how she could be drawn to Simon like a moth to a flame and at the same time find him so offputting.”
Drawn is used in this idiom to mean “pulled or dragged.” A moth is instinctually attracted to a flame as if the flamed “pulls” the moth toward it. This idiom alludes figuratively to this inexorable attraction.
More Idioms Starting with D
More Draw Idioms
More Flame Idioms
More Insect Related Idioms
- Hornet’s Nest, a
- Wouldn’t Hurt A Fly
- Make a Beeline for (someone, something)
- Fly in the Ointment, a
More Like Idioms
- Like There’s No Tomorrow
- Sell Like Hot Cakes
- Two Peas in a Pod, like
- Read Someone Like a Book
- Like Something The Cat Dragged In
This page contains one or more affiliate links. See full affiliate disclosure.YouTube and Facebook Group