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opposites attract

Definition of opposites attract in English:

Used to explain the phenomenon of dissimilar people taking a strong or romantic interest in each other: Clearly, opposites attract, but fortunately, the film doesn’t follow typical romantic movie conventions would such opposites attract, or would these two conflicting musical spirits lock horns and fight it out?
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  • Our closeness seemed to confirm the old saying that opposites attract.
  • That's the kind of place where opposites attract.
  • It's true what they say - opposites attract.
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