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go gathering orange blossoms

To look for a wife. The phrase refers to the frequent use of orange blossoms as wedding decorations symbolizing the bride's innocence. I'm quite certain that Sir Andrew went to town to go gathering orange blossoms, so we'd best get ready for a wedding!
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blossom forth

1. Of a plant, to bloom. I can't wait for the flowers I planted to blossom forth and fill our yard with color!
2. Of a person or thing, to quickly grow and mature. It feels like my kids blossomed forth into adulthood in no time at all. I had a much easier time writing my second novel—the idea for its plot just blossomed forth overnight.
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blossom into (something)

1. Of a plant, to bloom into a particular form. I can't wait for the flowers I planted to blossom into beautiful colors and brighten up our yard.
2. Of a person or thing, to quickly grow and mature into a particular type of person or thing. It feels like my kids blossomed into adulthood in no time at all. I had a much easier time writing my second novel—my idea blossomed into a fully fledged plot almost overnight.
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blossom out

1. Of a plant, to bloom. I can't wait for the flowers I planted to blossom out and fill our yard with color!
2. Of a person or thing, to develop completely. Amanda was really shy as a kid, but her bubbly personality blossomed out in adulthood. I had a much easier time writing my second novel—the idea for its plot just blossomed out overnight.
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bring (something) into blossom

To cause something, such as a flower or a tree, to bloom. Moving those flowers to a sunnier spot helped bring them into blossom. Nothing I've done has brought these plants into blossom—do I need to water them more often?
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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.
See also: bloom, come

blossom forth

 
1. Lit. [for a plant] to burst into flower. All the trees blossomed forth at the same time. Each spring my tulips blossom forth in all their glory.
2. Fig. [for someone or a concept] to develop or grow quickly. A wonderful idea blossomed forth and caught on quickly. That summer she suddenly blossomed forth into a young woman.
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blossom into something

 
1. Lit. [for a plant] to develop into full bloom. The bush blossomed into beautiful red roses. Imagine this brown old bulb blossoming into a lovely flower.
2. Fig. [for someone or a concept] to develop into something. She blossomed into a lovely young lady. The idea blossomed into a huge real estate development.
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blossom out

 
1. Lit. [for a plant or tree] to become covered with flowers. The apple tree blossomed out for the last time.
2. Fig. [for someone or a concept] to develop fully, physically and intellectually. She blossomed out in her studies and her excellent grades showed it. In her last year in school, she blossomed out.
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bring something into blossom

to make a plant or tree bloom. The special plant food brought the rosebush into blossom. The roses were brought into blossom by the lovely weather.
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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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blossom into

Also, blossom out. Develop, flourish, as in She's blossomed into a fine young woman, or His business has blossomed out and he's doing well. [Second half of 1800s]
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toddy blossom

n. a large pimple from too much drinking. (see also strawberry.) He was sporting a toddy blossom that would be the envy of any bum on skid row.
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The forest of cherry blossoms in the vicinity, especially on Lane 42 of Pingjing Street, is a great place to watch the sakura flowers while recovering from the long ride.
Although Blossom loves being the centre of attention, she is not that keen on being picked up and will simply wriggle out of your grasp.
The cherry blossom wished that somebody might pick it and did not know if this was a natural thing for cherry blossoms to feel.
I feel like there are strands and tentacles coming out of the Jason Blossom mystery that we'll always be playing.
But now, she's goes into the garden as soon as she comes home from school to feed and talk to Blossom and her sisters.
Cherry blossom, or sakura in Japanese, is the national flower of Japan and permeates deeply many aspects of Japanese culture.
Hanson received an email in midAugust saying Blossom had been named the world's tallest cow.
The picking of rose blossom usually begins in May, starting in fields at elevations of 300-400 m above sea-level and continuing for about 20-25 days, when the rose blossoms have attained the required maturity and have 14-40 pinkish red petals and a pleasant and characteristic fragrance.
Cherry Blossom, which goes by the name Sakura in Japan, symbolizes the uniqueness of Japan.
Advance reservations for all Blossom by Bike and Segway into Spring tours are strongly recommended and can be made online at bikeandrolldc.
It is that time of the year when apricots blossom and literally cover the mountains of Wakan village in Wadi Mastal in the wilayat of Nakhal, located in South Al Batinah governorate.
Whether you live in a town or city, in the suburbs or in a country village - even if you have no garden - cherry blossom thrusts itself into your consciousness.
I'll take that Mr Dior, for I've fallen for Jo Malone's new, limited-edition fragrance, Osmanthus Blossom Cologne.