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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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Bloomy and three more teachers revealed to Times of Oman that there are 16 more teachers in the same school taking classes without a proper job visa.
34 12 10 12 39 46 46 OUR MAN BLOOMY SAYS This is the start of eight games in four weeks for a Bluebirds squad running on empty.
During the Hundred Years War, legend has it that the local girls offered it to English soldiers who thought it tasted like heaven and that its bloomy white heart shape looked like angels wings.
Spring Of Fame 4c Grand Slam - Bloomy Another one for whom we are looking at the Al Rashidiya.
Pairings include Sweet Grass Dairy's Green Hill, a rich double cream cheese with a white bloomy rind that softens as it ages, to accompany Dow's Aged Tawny Port, and Point Reyes Original Blue cheese with Dow's Late Bottled Vintage and Vintage port.
They are beautiful, bloomy, smell gorgeous and look good enough to eat.
For example, Somerset brie is a bloomy rind cheese.
I would definitely not build a PC out of the components," says Peter Blume, president of Bloomy Controls, Windsor, Conn.
As they age, the rind begins to darken and lose some of its bloomy characteristics.
The Sweet Grass "Green Hill," a rich double cream cheese with a white bloomy rind that softens as it ages, is paired with the Dow's Aged Tawny Ports, which are offered in 10, 20, 30 and 40 year bottlings.
Soft-Ripened cheeses have a bloomy white rind and are usually creamy.
Bloomy Controls at the Draper Laboratory booth presented its UTS functional test system, which it had used in conjunction with Draper to test MEMS devices.
32 5 9 18 36 55 24 OUR MAN BLOOMY SAYS To make the midweek draw against WBA count, the Bluebirds must take three points from struggling Barnsley, but this will not be a stroll.
The first presentation, Testing Ultra-Precise, Strategic-Grade Instrumentation Using a Flexible and Modular Common Test Station Architecture by Draper Lab's Matthew Van Laethem, discussed how Draper worked with Bloomy Controls to develop a universal test system.
Antonelli's cheese case showcases roughly 70 percent domestic and 30 percent imported cheeses, arranged by style: fresh, bloomy rind/soft-ripened, washed rind, semisoft, firm, hard, and blue.