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the 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.
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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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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.
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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.
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in bloom

Having fully blossomed, as of a flower, tree, or other such plant. Our backyard is so colorful now that all the flowers are in bloom.
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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.
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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?
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the bloom is off the rose

something is no longer new, fresh, or exciting.North American
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in (full) bloom

(of trees, plants, gardens, etc.) with the flowers fully open: Their garden was in full bloom.
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References in periodicals archive ?
There was so much water that even species that don't always bloom, bloomed,'' Schwartz said.
But once tulips have bloomed, don't expect them to reflower, like roses or petunias, which keep blooming if you remove dead flowers.
Just before they bloomed, Gooley became ill and was not able to see them in their glory.
Never have so many flowers bloomed in November as they have this year.
The last time a titan arum bloomed at Kew Gardens was in 1963.
Wednesday, the plant bloomed all right, its purple-shaded and ribbed outer spathe peeled down like a banana skin, revealing a shimmering yellow core.