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honeymoon period

The short amount of time at the beginning of a new relationship, activity, or pursuit when everything goes well and seems to be free of problems. Donna was excited when she started her new job, but once the honeymoon period was over, she realized that she had more responsibilities than she could handle. Many couples find it difficult to maintain a relationship after the honeymoon period ends.
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honeymoon phase

The short amount of time at the beginning of a new relationship, activity, or pursuit when everything goes well and seems to be free of problems. Donna was excited when she started her new job, but once the honeymoon phase was over, she realized that she had more responsibilities than she could handle. Many couples find it difficult to maintain a relationship after the honeymoon phase ends.
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honeymoon stage

The short amount of time at the beginning of a new relationship, activity, or pursuit when everything goes well and seems to be free of problems. Donna was excited when she started her new job, but once the honeymoon stage was over, she realized that she had more responsibilities than she could handle. Many couples find it difficult to maintain a relationship after the honeymoon stage ends.
See also: honeymoon, stage

the honeymoon is over

The end of the short amount of time (called the "honeymoon") at the beginning of a new relationship, activity, or pursuit when everything goes well and seems to be free of problems. Donna was excited when she started her new job, but once the honeymoon was over, she realized that she had more responsibilities than she could handle. Many couples find it difficult to maintain a relationship after the honeymoon is over.
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The honeymoon is over.

The early pleasant beginning (as at the start of a marriage) has ended. Okay, the honeymoon is over. It's time to settle down and do some hard work. I knew the honeymoon was over at my new job when they started yelling at me to work faster.
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honeymoon is over, the

The initial harmonious period in a new relationship has ended, as in After the first ninety days, the honeymoon between the new President and the press was over . The figurative use of honeymoon (literally referring to the first month of marriage) dates from the late 1500s.
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a/the ˈhoneymoon period

a period of time at the beginning of something, for example a relationship, a job, a period in government, etc., when everybody is pleased with you and there appear to be no problems: The honeymoon period is over now for the new President.
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honeymoon (period)

and honeymoon stage
n. an early stage in any activity, before problems set in. You’ll know the honeymoon period is over when everything seems to go wrong at once. Of course, this is still the honeymoon stage, but everything seems to be going all right.
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honeymoon stage

verb
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honeymoon

verb
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As a DWHSA member, Jacoby completed all requirements for this designation, including a certification exam covering the basics of planning and managing all types of romance travel (from destination weddings and honeymoons to vow renewals, babymoons, familymoons, engagement trips, anniversary trips, and more).
Sources said the couple was supposed to go to the Maldives to celebrate their honeymoon but Bhardwaj instead took her to Bangkok.
Carole didn't seem to terribly down about the holiday delay as she Tweeted the news with a smiley face at the end, "Back 2Beirut tonight, will countinue my Physiotherapy in order 2B ready 4December, Honeymoon in january :))"
Recreation, as well as romance and reading, also plays a part in the perfect honeymoon, the poll by travel company Kuoni found.
A recent survey, by honeymoon specialist Turquoise Holidays and Conde Nast''''s Brides magazine, revealed that to secure a luxury flight, 24% of brides will wear their wedding dress to the airport, 28% plan to flirt with check-in staff, and 17% will burst into tears.
A good cry at the check-in desk and we are in business" NEARLY nine out of ten brides say a flight upgrade is the perfect start to a honeymoon - and they will stop at nothing to ensure it happens.
500-Day Honeymooners Extend Trip Around the World to Discover Europe's Most Romantic Destinations Newlyweds Anne and Mike Howard left the United States in January 2012 on a 500-day honeymoon in search of the world's most romantic places and unforgettable adventures.
The company has launched a new honeymoon gift list service that will enable clients to create their own personalised page.