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seven-year itch Syllabification: sev·en-year itch
Pronunciation: /ˈsevən yi(ə)r iCH/

Definition of seven-year itch in English:


[in singular]
A supposed tendency to infidelity after seven years of marriage.
Example sentences
  • What used to be the seven-year itch has become a 15-year phenomenon.
  • You've heard of the seven-year itch before, right?
  • ‘It's becoming clear that what used to be the seven-year itch is now closer to a five-year itch,’ Lawler said.
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