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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.
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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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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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MY heart goes out to those poor honeymooners caught up in Hurricane Dean in the Caribbean.
Travel agents ranked good value, cruise lines, sports/adventure, over-the-top luxury, and resorts with spas as the main trends honeymooners seek.
Research by Teletext Holidays revealed that almost nine out of 10 honeymooners (89 per cent) did not take a traditional foreign beach holiday.
Honeymooners will be in their element as long as they make plenty of time for siestas, long lunches, dinner outside in the Italian capital and trips to many of the city's romantic locations.
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So much for the sloppy grins most honeymooners have plastered all over their faces.