Posted by ESC on November 30, 2002
In Reply to: 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:
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.