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the bloom is off the (something)

Something, someone, or some situation is no longer as exciting, novel, or interesting as it first was, likened to (usually) a flower or fruit that is no longer in its prime and most appealing condition. It is taken from the full phrase, "the bloom is off the rose." Everyone had very high hopes for the newly elected senator, but she accomplished little in her first term, and I'm afraid the bloom is off the peach at this point. After four years, it just feels like the bloom is off the petunia in this relationship.
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the bloom is off the rose

Something, someone, or some situation is no longer as exciting, novel, or interesting as it first was, likened to a rose that is no longer in its prime and most appealing condition. Everyone had very high hopes for the newly elected senator, but she accomplished little in her first term, and I'm afraid the bloom is off the rose at this point. After four years, it just feels like the bloom is off the rose in this relationship.
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bloom of youth

The most enjoyable and/or successful time of one's youth, likened to the bloom of a flower being its most prominent and beautiful moment. I have a great fondness for that age, when I was in the bloom of youth.
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come into bloom

To blossom, as of a flower, tree, or other such plant. What time of year do these plants come into bloom? Our back yard is so colorful now that all the flowers have come into bloom.
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in bloom

Having fully blossomed, as of a flower, tree, or other such plant. Our back yard is so colorful now that all the flowers are in bloom.
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come into bloom

 and come into blossom 
1. [for a flower] to bloom. This rose comes into bloom later in the summer. When do they normally come into blossom?
2. [for a plant, bush, or tree] to begin to have many blossoms. When do these bushes come into bloom? They come into blossom in June.
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in blossom

 and in bloom
blooming; covered with blossoms. All the apple trees are in blossom now. When are the fruit trees in bloom in this part of the country?
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the bloom is off the rose

something is no longer new, fresh, or exciting.North American
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in (full) bloom

(of trees, plants, gardens, etc.) with the flowers fully open: Their garden was in full bloom.
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Bloom tells us in his introduction "To the Reader" that he follows a "tradition of interpretation" that includes William Hazlitt and A.
Throughout the text, Bloom uses a first-person writing style and acts as a participant, a kindly investigator chatting with transgendered and intersexed people and their allies, sometimes while visiting family homes and other times while attending events like conventions of cross-dressers or plastic surgeons.
Bloom speaks as if she is a young girl and her therapist is her art teacher.
According to Bloom, Rousseau is our teacher, the source of our opinions and thus our passions, and also the teacher of the novelists Bloom studies (Stendhal, Austen, Flaubert, and Tolstoy).
White, beautifully petaled 3- to 4-inch double blooms of outstanding beauty and quality.
Until he left office, Bloom waged a relentless campaign of investigation, litigation, and publicity.
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Masayoshi Son, SoftBank Group representative said, I am delighted that we have installed our first Bloom Energy Server in Japan.
Bloom Central will also offer 49 two and three-bedroom residences, as well as over 7,000 square metres of office space and is slated for completion in early 2014.
This offering is one of the ways in which bloom is focusing on an end-user market for sales of Bloom Gardens villas and townhouses, in addition to a personalized approach entailing one-on-one discussions with prospective buyers to pick their perfect home.
Three major research themes encompassing the priorities of issues of national importance on the HAB phenomenon were identified: 1) organisms, with a goal towards determining the physiological, biochemical, and behavioral features that influence bloom dynamics; 2) environmental regulation, with a goal toward determining and parameterizing the factors that govern the initiation, growth, and maintenance of these blooms; and 3) food web and community interactions, with a goal toward determining the extent to which food webs and trophic structure affect and are affected by the dynamics of HABs.
Saltburn in Bloom organisers, looking forward to a seventh year of competing nationally in Britain in Bloom, have encouraged people across the town to take extra care with gardens and floral displays and collect any rubbish to ensure a clean environment.
When a playful child plucks a stalk, folds it into just the right kind of loop, and yanks, the bloom cluster breaks off and it shoots several yards.