rise to the bait
Be tempted by or react to an enticement, as in We told him there'd be lots of single young women at the party, and he rose to the bait. Likening a fish rising to bait to human behavior dates from the late 1500s.
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The Meteoric Rise Of The Word “Influencer”The word influencer has been used in English since the mid-1600s, though of course back then it wasn’t a job title.
- rise and shine,
- rise from the ashes,
- rise in the world,
- rise through the ranks,
- rise to,
- rise to the occasion,
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