take by storm

[take by storm] {v. phr.} 1. To capture by a sudden or very boldattack.

The army did not hesitate. They took the town by storm.

2.To win the favor or liking of; make (a group of people) like orbelieve you.

The comic took the audience by storm.

John gaveJane so much attention that he took her by storm, and she said shewould marry him.

Compare: MAKE A HIT.