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blossom into (something)

1. Of a plant, to bloom into a particular form. I can't wait for the flowers I planted to blossom into beautiful colors and brighten up our yard.
2. Of a person or thing, to quickly grow and mature into a particular type of person or thing. It feels like my kids blossomed into adulthood in no time at all. I had a much easier time writing my second novel—my idea blossomed into a fully fledged plot almost overnight.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

blossom into something

1. Lit. [for a plant] to develop into full bloom. The bush blossomed into beautiful red roses. Imagine this brown old bulb blossoming into a lovely flower.
2. Fig. [for someone or a concept] to develop into something. She blossomed into a lovely young lady. The idea blossomed into a huge real estate development.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

blossom into

Also, blossom out. Develop, flourish, as in She's blossomed into a fine young woman, or His business has blossomed out and he's doing well. [Second half of 1800s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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There we sat and stripped the faded leaves and stems from our spoil, making up the blossoms into bouquets to fill our baskets with sweetness.
She sautes a thicker cut of meat-about two inches thick-in garlic, vinegar, soy sauce, peppercorn and bay leaf before tossing about half a cup of dried banana blossoms into the pan just before the adobo is left to simmer.
TUCK blossoms into quesadillas made with jack cheese and roasted chiles.
When I trailed him through the market, he bagged delicate young zucchini blossoms and fresh porcinis, then later stirred the blossoms into pasta and shaved the mushrooms over the top.
Gently mix half the blossoms into the salad and mound it on a serving platter; garnish with the remaining blossoms and cilantro sprigs.