seven-year itch


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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

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.
COUPLES no longer need to worry about the seven-year itch.
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.
It's been a seven-year itch for fans of the man recently named by NME as the most influential artist in rock history.
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.