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forbidden fruit

noun

: something that is attractive because it is not allowed

Full Definition of FORBIDDEN FRUIT

:  an immoral or illegal pleasure

Examples of FORBIDDEN FRUIT

  1. For dieters, dessert becomes a forbidden fruit.

Origin of FORBIDDEN FRUIT

from the forbidden fruit of the Garden of Eden in Genesis 3:2–19
First Known Use: 1605

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