siren call

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Synonyms for siren call

the enticing appeal of something alluring but potentially dangerous

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Carwyn Jones: 'The promise of a socialist utopia post-separation is a siren call from the Yes camp that must be resisted |
On loan at Birmingham and Leeds, Townsend (above) succumbed to the siren call of gambling while watching matches in his hotel room.
Harpe, MD (certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine) presents Naturvore Power: Transcending Industrial Food and Medicine, a siren call to resist processed food, excessive overuse of pharmaceuticals, and the sedentary, unhealthy American lifestyle promoted by corporate advertising.
Others may also find the siren call of alcohol especially enticing because their brains are wired in such a way that they get a bigger than normal kick out of getting drunk, or in anticipating a drink.
It also means you can expose people who have avoided Twitter to its siren call.
I reckon it matters not a jot if you're on TV or on the checkout at Asda - I know very few women who don't feel the siren call of the hair dye once those grey roots poke through.
Given the massive liabilities crippling a number of euro zone countries, this is hardly a siren call to attract potential buyers to the single currency.
I fear from experience it will be a siren call to the deaf.
Last week was a siren call that the markets are distressed.
Their foresight and fortitude and the strength of the youth of Cardiff to resist the siren call of those morons should be properly recognised and applauded in this letters page and amongst our communities.
And she finds a few examples of companies that have resisted the siren call of corporate owner ship--companies like Nature's Path and Eden Foods--opting to stay small, independent and fiercely loyal to their customers and their green roots.
Much of the credit for the success and endurance of the Peace Corps is attributable to the irrepressible enthusiasm and optimism of the Peace Corps's first Director, Sargent Shriver; the field staff of free-thinking, creative Kennedyites he recruited to build and shape the first programs abroad; and to the early volunteers, uncommonly average Americans every one, who answered Kennedy's siren call.
So why this review and why this siren call to reduce health and safety protection at work?
Such was the siren call of unspoilt nature that even the smokers considerately kept their fag ends with them, to be disposed of elsewhere.
The proposed bullet train through Warwickshire brings out the siren call of the NIMBY.