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Seven-year-itch

Posted by Dan on June 16, 2005

Despite the desultory meanings of "seven-year-itch" to mean 'an urge to be unfaithful after seven years' and the biblical passage of seven year scabies or locusts, I remain unsatisfied.
There must be more to this phrase than the offered definitions. I agree that the number "7" has some sort of mystical connotation, but beyond this, a metaphysical meaning has not been explored....can anyone help in this regard?
Dan