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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 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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BAGUIO CITY - The Summer Capital is proposing to become a Honeymooners' Haven, supporting its establishment as the foremost wedding destination of the north, providing incentives and for other purposes.
Called St Petersburg Island, the first-of-its-kind luxury resort, which will be ready by year-end, will soon open bookings for honeymooners who can access the island through private transfers by helicopter, seaplane or boat and be put up in dreamlike Floating Seahorse villas.
Most packages at these places include accommodations, two to three meals, cocktails, sightseeing and for honeymooners, champagne and special souvenirs.
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David Griffin, posing as a honeymooner, stayed at Gleneagles Hotel with a mystery woman.
In one photo, Barretto and Panlilio looked every inch a pair of 'happy honeymooners,' as they posed by the popular tourist spot, Osaka Castle.
The county government is also promoting visits to 20 scenic spots on the islands for newlyweds and honeymooners, she said.
Scattered across the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is famed as some of the most idyllic islands on the planet, offering honeymooners, families and sun worshippers world famous beaches, crystal clear waters, easy island hopping and colourful coral reefs.
There is a dedicated area called Honeymooners Galore where honeymooners can pick from a variety of dream destination deals.
Another popular television marathon each New Years Day is "The Honeymooners." New York Citys PIX11 channel runs classic episodes beginning at 11 p.m.
Ideal for families to couples and honeymooners, enjoy a perfect mix of luxury, excitement, awe-inspiring scenery and relaxation.
Summary: Defendant, who filmed honeymooners in intimate moment in his limousine, has 2-year jail term halved
Though best known as the wife of the beloved TV host -- and the sister of ''Honeymooners'' star Audrey Meadows -- Jayne Meadows had a solid career in her own right.
New generation honeymooners seek the unique experience that they want to remember for the rest of their life.