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English definition of “seven-year itch”

seven-year itch

noun [S] uk   /ˌsev.ən.jɪəˈrɪtʃ/ us    /-jɪr-/ informal humorous
A married person who has the seven-year itch is feeling unhappy with their marriage after seven years, and is considering having a sexual relationship with another person.Marriage, cohabitation and other relationships
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