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love affair

noun
1.
a romantic relationship or episode between lovers; an amour.
2.
an active enthusiasm for something:
my love affair with sailing.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95
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British Dictionary definitions for love affairs'

love affair

noun
1.
a romantic or sexual relationship, esp a temporary one, between two people
2.
a great enthusiasm or liking for something: a love affair with ballet
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Slang definitions & phrases for love affairs'

love affair

noun phrase

An attraction or affinity that is strong but not sexual: The fishing industry is well aware of the love affair anglers have with records (1970s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with love affairs'

love affair

.
An intimate sexual relationship, as in They had a torrid love affair many years ago. This expression dates from about 1600, when it referred merely to the experiences connected with being in love. The current sense dates from the second half of the 1800s.
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A strong enthusiasm, as in We can't ignore America's love affair with the automobile. [ Mid-1900s ]
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