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Re: Seven-year itch

Posted by ESC on November 30, 2002

In Reply to: Re: Seven-year itch posted by masakim on November 30, 2002

: : What is the origin of the expression "seven -year itch"? When was it first used?

: See the previous discussion at:

: http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/10/messages/1019.html

See the archives (address above) for the origin. I just wanted to add that I was reading an old book of William Safire's today. He researched "seven-year itch" and learned that it is an old term for an actual skin problem. But that the movie is, in fact, the first use of the term regarding a marital itch.