a honeymoon period

a honeymoon period

a short period at the beginning of a new job or a new government, when no one criticizes you Labour's brief honeymoon period only lasted until the first budget.
See also: honeymoon, period
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Dr Kelly Musick, from New York's Cornell University, said: "Differences between marriage and cohabitation tend to be small and dissipate after a honeymoon period.
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New artistic directors are traditionally given a honeymoon period, but Stretton's proved short if hardly sweet.