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 + of
They could not resist the siren call of fame and money.

Examples of siren call in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still, the minimum 25% raise over four years in new UAW contracts with General Motors, Ford, and Stellantis (owner of Fiat Chrysler) may prove a powerful siren call for nonunion autoworkers, who were averaging some $8 an hour less than established UAW workers even before the new contracts. Jacob Turcotte, The Christian Science Monitor, 23 Apr. 2024 To a college student who felt the siren call of journalism at a time when Watergate’s wake had not yet receded, an early lesson on the folly of idol worship arrived my senior year when Mr. Thompson spoke at my school. Billy Witz Sinna Nasseri, New York Times, 10 Feb. 2024 But those people are increasingly answering the siren call of cheaper cost of living elsewhere. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 5 Dec. 2023 The late-night Caribbean Ritual has a mystical quality with its hot-oil massage by candlelight followed by a soak in a bath overlooking the ocean, while the Hot Shell Massage is like a siren call to serenity. Angelina Villa-Clarke, Condé Nast Traveler, 17 Nov. 2023 Known as the Pearl of the Tyrrhenian, this village casts a siren call. Laura Itzkowitz, Travel + Leisure, 16 Oct. 2023 Heeding the siren call of the whiter, more affluent parts of town, the Chicken Hill Jews head 10 blocks downslope, despite the antisemitism that awaits. Erin Douglass, The Christian Science Monitor, 12 Oct. 2023 And, as opposed to some crypto VCs that have turned their heads on a swivel in response to the siren call of AI, Bogart said Blockchain Capital’s focus remains exclusively on crypto. Byben Weiss, Fortune Crypto, 18 Sep. 2023 Buildable coverage is the siren call of professional makeup artists, and Armani’s Luminous Silk Concealer delivers. Carrie Honaker, Southern Living, 11 Sep. 2023

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“Siren call.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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