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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 back yard 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 back yard is so colorful now that all the flowers are in bloom.
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in blossom

Having fully bloomed, as of a flower, tree, or other such plant. Our back yard is so colorful now that all the flowers are in blossom.
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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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NOAA and its research partners are forecasting that western Lake Erie will experience a significant harmful algal bloom (HAB) this summer.
The cherry blossom flowers have reportedly reached full bloom a week earlier than usual, heralding spring.
'To mitigate blooming, we are working on models that predict algal blooms three to seven days in advance to desalination plants, refineries and aquaculture business and farms to ensure steps are taken in advance.
Children and pets are most susceptible to toxins associated with harmful algal blooms (HAB) because their behaviors are more likely to place them in contact with dense blooms.
Seliger, "Red tide mechanisms: spatial and temporal scales," in Toxic Phytoplankton Blooms in the Sea, T.
But a new study has revealed a previously unknown mechanism that triggers the bloom weeks before the sun begins to warm the ocean.
THE ARCTIC Ocean's annual spring phytoplankton bloom is taking place up to 50 days earlier than it was ten years ago, according to a new study.
The researchers said the earlier Arctic blooms have roughly occurred in areas where ice concentrations have dwindled, creating gaps where the bloom can briefly flourish.
Springtime blooms occur as surface-temperatures rise, warming nutrient-rich water that has risen from the cold ocean depths all winter.
Retail tycoon Sir Tom Hunter spent pounds 30.2 million on Blooms of Bressingham in February - he is now integrating it into Wyevale, which his West Coast Capital vehicle bought for pounds 323 million in April 2006.
Strutton and Michelle Wood at the University of Oregon in Eugene are developing a new tool to improve early surveillance of toxic blooms. They are combining satellite data on physical attributes of the ocean such as water color and surface temperature to identify early markers for toxic blooms.
Care: Exotics can enjoy a full week of blooms, Queeley says.
THE durability of the flowing, holy-man hair on his head was in itself a near-miracle of cultivation and, when it combined with the gipsy ear-rings and the creases on a face which had weathered over many seasons, you had a figure to whom the name Bloom belonged most piquantly.
Saltburn In Bloom's 2005 campaign is officially underway, with green-fingered volunteers looking forward to a seventh year of competing nationally in Britain in Bloom.
Anthony Burgess, author of A Clockwork Orange and other brilliant works, proselytized tirelessly for Joyce's work, producing television documentaries and a musical, The Blooms of Dublin, to little avail.
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