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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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According to Benjamin Holcomb, coordinator of biological assessment and harmful algal bloom programs at Utah's Department of Environmental Quality, this comes from how organisms react during algae blooms.
Following the unprecedented statewide algal blooms in Florida this summer, BLOOM and AECOMwhich provides planning, engineering, construction and scientific expertise to infrastructure challenges of all scalesbegan exploring options to extend sustainable mitigation approaches to algal blooms.
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.
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.
Sifting through meteorological data in search of a cause for these occasional blooms, which can span an area the size of Alaska, Baris Mete Uz of the University of Maryland at College Park noticed a pattern.
Three of the Blooms sites and up to 30 of Wyevale's smaller outlets will be rebranded under the Blooms name and trade as local garden centres.
Mother of Pearl,'' a glowing peachy-pink grandiflora is my favorite, but the bloom of miniature ``Pink Sunblaze'' reminds me of my all-time favorite rose, ``Eden.
In addition to his gardening prowess, which led to him being called a 'Titan of Horticulture', Alan Bloom was also one of the country's foremost collectors of steam traction engines and railway locomotives.
The seaside town has also been involved in the regional Northumbria in Bloom competition for 18 years.
A lush period adaptation of the problematic novel, with Stephen Rea playing the title role of Leopold Bloom, Joyce's amiable, put-upon hero, is playing at gatherings for the 100th anniversary of "Bloomsday.
my mother remonstrated, as I cut every useable bloom, peonies and all, in what was by then a sizable garden.
White, beautifully petaled 3- to 4-inch double blooms of outstanding beauty and quality.
Autumn Lilac's two-inch wide blooms are accented with dark purple freckles and its lavender bloom color is right in sync with the trend to purple hues in the flower garden for 2010.
If given the right conditions, you can have colorful blooms indoors well into spring, when bulbs typically flower outdoors.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, and its interagency partners, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR), are seeking applications proposing targeted research projects of up to 3 years duration and, depending on appropriations, multidisciplinary regional studies for 3-5 years for the Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms (ECOHAB) program.
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