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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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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.
and it seems Hizzoner Bloomy's own NYPD has never seized a single gun painted to look like a toy.
Come winter the real transformation begins and this billowing mound turns a bloomy plum-purple.
When published in 1817, for example, all three of the quotations within Keats's poem "To George Felton Mathew" were enclosed in double marks, but the accommodation of following punctuation was erratic: "Lydian airs", / "joy not too much in all that's bloomy." / "a sun-shine in a shady place:" /.
The tree would appear to the believers "as through a rift in a cloud that curtains heaven," an opening through which, according to de Conte, "the soft picture of the Fairy Tree, clothed in a dream of golden light" with the "bloomy mead sloping away to the river" appears as a "vision" promising paradise to the "sinless dying forlorn" (1:27).
The aristocratic President's daughter of a "dark republic" (22) inspires Miss Mount to conduct eroticized imaginative "experiments" (23) with her appearance because her "bloomy skin" is a "natural show-case .
Hear how the Birds, on ev'ry bloomy Spray, With joyous Musick wake the dawning Day!
"Normandy Camembert is a soft cheese, spontaneously drained, neither cooked, pressed or mixed, with unbroken curd, lightly salted, with bloomy rind, round in shape, with a maximum weight of 350g and a maximum diameter of 10 to 11cm, containing at least 40% fat, and made from pure Normandy milk."
* Bloomy Controls demonstrated its new EFT Module for TestStand, which, the company said, helps automated-test customers accelerate the process of moving functional test into production.
Sullivan makes her own vegetable ash for Lachevriere Cendre, a charcoal-coated bloomy rind cheese.
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.