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"seven-year itch" in British English

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seven-year itchnoun [S]

uk   /ˌsev.ən.jɪəˈrɪtʃ/  us   /-jɪr-/ informal humorous
A ​marriedperson who has the seven-year ​itch is ​feelingunhappy with ​theirmarriage after seven ​years, and is ​considering having a ​sexualrelationship with another ​person.
(Definition of seven-year itch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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