the seven year itch


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the seven-year itch

The supposed inclination of a person, typically a man, to begin longing for sexual relations with other people after seven years of marriage. Everyone warned me about the seven-year itch, but I've been completely content with my wife every second that we've been together. A: "I heard Jack has been having an affair with a bartender from across town." B: "Hmm, sounds like the seven-year itch to me."
See also: itch

seven-year itch

a real or imagined longing for other women in a man's seventh year of marriage. Looks like Jack has the seven-year itch. The seven-year itch is just a rumor.
See also: itch

the seven year ˈitch

(informal) the wish for a new sexual partner because you are bored with your husband or wife: He’s started looking at all the women in the office. It must be the seven year itch.
See also: itch, seven, year

seven-year itch

n. a real or imagined longing for other women in a man’s seventh year of marriage. Looks like Jack has the seven-year itch.
See also: itch
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Dr Who's assistant Billie, 22, headed to the South Coast for a bit of serious acting - but ended up looking more like Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch as the wind swept up her dress.
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I felt very glamorous and I really enjoyed being Marilyn," said the blonde TV personality, who wore the outfit similar to the one worn by Monroe in the film, The Seven Year Itch.