the bloom is off

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the bloom is off

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 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 at this point. After four years, it just feels like the bloom is off our relationship.
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