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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.
See also: bloom, off

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.
See also: bloom, off, rose

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.
See also: bloom, of, youth

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 backyard is so colorful now that all the flowers have come into bloom.
See also: bloom, come

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?
See also: blossom
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25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloom Energy today announced the completion of the company's first international project at SoftBank's M-Tower in Fukuoka, Japan.
When it comes to wintertime blooms, people often prefer filling their homes with a little bit of springtime.
The seaside town has also been involved in the regional Northumbria in Bloom competition for 18 years.
At the end of the beetles' stay, they pick up pollen from just-matured male flowers and fly off to another bloom.
The CBeebies star, played by Ben Faulks was teaching his fans, who are known as "tiddlers", how to grow their own produce for his new programme Mr Bloom Here There and Everywhere.
I am thrilled to be teaming up again with Rich at this exciting time of Bloom Racing Stable's on-going expansion.
SOUNDBITE (English) Orlando Bloom, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador:
This first Bloom Energy deployment represents a new path forward for reliable and safe electricity generation in Japan.
Bloom and Kerr split after three years of marriage.
To find out more about Bloom or the Bloom's Premium School Program, contact Renee Hansen, Director of Marketing, at 402-614-2918 ext.
Perhaps best described as a Bloom "archive," this work tells Bloom's story through a variety of formats: published profiles, interviews, and reviews of concerts and recordings; Bloom's unpublished book of oboe pedagogy, his published articles, unpublished lectures, notes on teaching, and thoughts on performance practice; an extensive discography illustrating the length and breadth of Bloom's career; and excerpts from Sara Lambert Bloom's book-in-progress on the history of the Bach Aria Group.
Bloom Properties said on Tuesday it has awarded the main contract for the construction of its mixed-use real estate project in Abu Dhabi.
Summary: bloom Properties, the Abu Dhabi-based developer of property and lifestyle solutions, signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank for a financing option for its Bloom Gardens flagship development allowing customers to pay only 5% upon booking, with up to 80% financing and half of the down-payment deferred until unit delivery.
But the erratic summer timing of the Indian Ocean bloom has puzzled scientists.
Wasting none of his readers' valuable time, Yale Professor of Psychology Paul Bloom drives straight to the matter's heart.