the bloom is off the rose

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the 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.
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the bloom is off the rose

something is no longer new, fresh, or exciting.North American
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"The expectation is that the bloom is off the rose for dot-coms in general and a lot of the private equity firms that were interested in the dot-com phenomenon," said Mark Young, a Boston banker specializing in financing for publishers.