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seven-year itch

[ sev-en-yeer ]
/ ˈsɛv ɛnˌyɪər /
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noun
the temptation to have an affair, held to become a hazard in the seventh year of marriage.
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Origin of seven-year itch

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900
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seven-year itch

noun
informal a tendency towards infidelity, traditionally said to begin after about seven years of marriage
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