used to imply allure, usu. sexual, but occas. not, e.g. cop magnet
|(con. 1964–8) Cold Six Thousand 256: Keep Donkey Dom — Dom’s a fruit magnet — Dom draws fruit biz.|
a man who is (or an object which makes a man) irresistibly alluring to a woman.
|Wayne’s World II [film script] With a voice like that, he’s got to be a babe magnet.et al.|
|(con. 1986) Sweet Forever 68: Owning this television was like having a ‘poontang magnet’ in your very own home.|
|eye mag. 8 July [Internet] She thought he was a bit of all right, a bitch magnet, a real hootchie freak daddy flyboy rack smasher, but now she felt herself dreaming of putting him on a tight leash.‘A dirty little story’ in|
|Powder 482: They all realised that the bus was going to be a shag magnet.|
|Stingray Shuffle 144: ‘How do I look?’ ‘Babe magnet.’.|
|IOL News (Western Cape) 14 June [Internet] The ultimate Mom’s Taxi? Not really. But a babe magnet for sure!|
|Out of Bounds (2017) 40: You beard [...] Trust me, Jason, it’s not going to be a babe magnet.|
a man who is irresistibly alluring to women.
|Halloween Havoc 192: Suddenly Harvey’s a chick magnet and Sabrina’s out in the cold.|
|et al. Fertile Ground: An Anthol. of South Aus. Creative Writing 69: Well, have you ever seen a chick-magnet with three noses? Right, well let’s get on with it then.|
|Turning (2005) 2: A chick magnet, that’s what we want.‘Big World’ in|
|Hilliker Curse 18: Mike Hammer was a chick magnet and a Commie-snuff artiste.|
anything or anyone that attracts the unwelcome interest of the police.
|CarAndDriver.com Jul. [Internet] He drove it around, but it was a cop magnet, and he complained about the cost of upkeep.|
|LiveJournal.com [Internet] this tag belongs on a pick-up, he said. also, you drove by me twice, and when i ran your tag i saw that the car belonged to a legee so i figured i’d stop you to make sure you weren’t your brother riding around causing lots of trouble. oh, how it sucks to live in a super small town and share a last name with a kid the cops know far too well. i am officially a cop-magnet.Journal 2 Jan. at|
anything that catches the female eye, e.g. a very attractive (young) man, an attractive motorcar.
|Roger’s Profanisaurus in Viz 87 Dec. n.p.: fanny magnet n. A flash car towards the driver of which totty (qv) is attracted.|
|Brass 38: I love the way my Dad deals with being the campus fanny magnet.|
(US) a sporty automobile, supposedly appealing to girls.
|Skinny Dip 67: ‘This’ — she patted the dashboard — ‘ain’t exactly a pussy magnet.’.|
one who attracts problems, personal attacks.
|Social Problems 23 218: Another supervisor described a PO with a strong but undeserved reputation for incompetence this way: He's a shit magnet. Don't get me wrong. I like the kid but he's more trouble than he's worth.|
|Honor & Duty 128: In Hell-One, my company, a BJ Plebe like Troth would be a shit magnet, drawing the ire of the upper classes like blasphemy in the Vatican.|
|Truth 272: You have become the force’s shit-magnet.|