siren call

noun

Definition of siren call

: something that is very appealing and makes a person want to go somewhere or do something but that may have bad results often + ofThey could not resist the siren call of fame and money.

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“Siren call.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/siren%20call. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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