honeymoon is over, the

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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.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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