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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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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

 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.
See also: bloom, come

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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References in classic literature ?
Then will the earth bloom again in all its beauty, and your dim eyes will rest only on fair forms, while music shall sound through these dreary halls, and the love of grateful hearts be yours.
His own, so cold and dark and dreary, his empty gardens where no flowers could bloom, no green trees dwell, or gay birds sing, all desolate and dim;--and while he gazed, his own Spirits, casting off their dark mantles, knelt before him and besought him not to send them forth to blight the things the gentle Fairies loved so much.
I wouldn't be a bit afraid, and it would be lovely to sleep in a wild cherry-tree all white with bloom in the moonshine, don't you think?
Overhead was one long canopy of snowy fragrant bloom.
Huge algal blooms in the Indian Ocean dance to their own rhythm.
Wyevale, the Hereford-based garden centre chain, has announced a twin strategy which will see it using the Blooms of Bressingham name it bought earlier this year.
The month begins with the breathtaking display of millions of blooms on the Tournament of Roses parade floats.
Harmful algal blooms that produce domoic acid are increasing, possibly due to warming ocean waters and human impacts such as farm and sewage runoff.
By the late 1930s, Blooms Nurseries had become the largest of its kind in the UK.
Buds and blooms are bursting into colour in Saltburn as the town prepares for floral contest judges to make their annual visit.
Anthony Burgess, author of A Clockwork Orange and other brilliant works, proselytized tirelessly for Joyce's work, producing television documentaries and a musical, The Blooms of Dublin, to little avail.
When we were through, she smiled in tired satisfaction and kept only a couple of the rattier blooms for herself.
Luscious blooms unfurl on many camellias this month in the mild-winter West, just in time for the holidays.
Autumn Lilac[TM] Features Brilliant Lavender Blooms
When it comes to wintertime blooms, people often prefer filling their homes with a little bit of springtime.
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