seven-year itch

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the seven-year itch

The supposed inclination of a man to begin longing for sexual relations with other women after seven years of marriage with his wife. 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."
See also: itch

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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The seven-year itch got its name from the Marilyn Monroe film of the same name, made back in the 1950s, and referred to the idea that cheating becomes impossible to resist after just seven years.
SHOTSTOPPER Alan Main is desperate to cure his seven-year itch for a Scotland cap.
Pals have warned Cowell of the seven-year itch, which all marriages suffer, and the seven-year hitch, which is what his trousers suffered.
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THE seven-year itch often gets the blame for the breakdown of a marriage.
CRAIG TULLY scratched a seven-year itch in the summer when he left Dundee for Ross County.
GARY MCSHEFFREY will scratch a seven-year itch when he plays for Birmingham in Sunday's Barclays Premier League opener against Chelsea.
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Kevin Kane will have a seven-year itch for revenge when he faces Dundee United in the Scottish Cup tonight.
LEDLEY KING wants to make up for his summer of misery by helping Tottenham end their seven-year itch with a successful return to European action.
And a surprising number of women are kept in ignorance about how much their partners earn - it's proof that the seven-year itch really does exist," he said.