the seven year itch

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the seven-year itch

The supposed inclination of a person, typically a man, to begin longing for sexual relations with other people after seven years of marriage. Everyone warned me about the seven-year itch, but I've been completely content with my wife every second that we've been together. A: "I heard Jack has been having an affair with a bartender from across town." B: "Hmm, sounds like the seven-year itch to me."
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seven-year itch

a real or imagined longing for other women in a man's seventh year of marriage. Looks like Jack has the seven-year itch. The seven-year itch is just a rumor.
See also: itch

the seven year ˈitch

(informal) the wish for a new sexual partner because you are bored with your husband or wife: He’s started looking at all the women in the office. It must be the seven year itch.
See also: itch, seven, year

seven-year itch

n. a real or imagined longing for other women in a man’s seventh year of marriage. Looks like Jack has the seven-year itch.
See also: itch
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Big night: Cat joins stars and unsung heroes at our Great Scot awards last week, right Hot with a breeze from the south: Weather girl Cat recreates Marilyn's famous pose from The Seven Year Itch, main and above
In filmmaker Billy Wilder's The Seven Year Itch, Monroe's character cooled off by standing over a subway grate to catch the breeze as a train sped underneath - which sent her dress north and exposed a shocking amount of leg and undergarment for a 1955 movie.
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THERE is nothing like the seven year itch to inspire a man to return to the ring.
By Mike Derderian Watching Billy Wilder's 1955 The Seven Year Itch has become a ritual that I exercise every time my wife is out of town.
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I did get a seven year itch and was offered another job but turned it down and I am very glad I did.
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Monroe disturbed the peace again when The Seven Year Itch started shooting in New York later that year.
It was bought by museum chain Ripley's Believe It Or Not - surpassing the previous most expensive dress sold at auction, Monroe's white costume from The Seven Year Itch, which went for $4.
NEARLY 2,000 watched her photocall in New York for The Seven Year Itch when her dress billowed up over a subway grate.
Meanwhile, Mossy went all Marilyn Monroe - think *that* scene in The Seven Year Itch - yesterday as she clambered out of a car.
MARILYN Monroe's iconic "subway" dress from The Seven Year Itch has fetched a record pounds 3.
The song's choreography mimics the famous subway sequence from 'The Seven Year Itch,' in which Monroe says excitedly, "Oh, do you feel the breeze from the subway?