From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhoneymoonhon‧ey‧moon1 /ˈhʌnimuːn/ ●○○ noun [countable]1HOLIDAYa holiday taken by two people who have just got marriedon your honeymoonWe went to Italy on our honeymoon.2 (also honeymoon period)POPULAR the period of time when a new government, leader etc has just started and no one criticizes themBy 1987, the honeymoon was over.
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honeymoon• The Maldives is a populardestination for honeymooncouples.• Still, for a primeminister who enjoyed the longest honeymoon in living memory, these are unhappy days.• Where are you going on honeymoon?• We're thinking of going to Barbados for our honeymoon.• We had our honeymoon in Majorca.• We came to Paris on our honeymoon, and fell in love with the place.• I haven't had a holiday for ten years, not since our honeymoon.• As he tries to deal with them, he may find that his political honeymoon is over.• Soon enough, just as the saying goes, the honeymoon is over.• The couple were determined their honeymoon should be too, despite equaldetermination on behalf of the world's press to keep them company.on your honeymoon• Both are in the early stages of ecstasy, and we are to understand that they are on their honeymoon.• Charlotte Bronte and her husband did not, alas, attend Killead PresbyterianChurchon their honeymoon.• She was certainly not going to cryon her honeymoon.• When we took off to the Ozarks on our honeymoon, I was never happier in my life.• Is she as sadon her honeymoon as she seems?• Mrs Elsie Morgan had travelled on the train on her honeymoon in 1920.• Rangka would not be migrating this year because he was on his honeymoon.• Culottes and ethnicjumpers, which she wore on her honeymoon, flooded the shops.honeymoon was over• When their short honeymoon was over Edward would take her to live at Beckwith Farm, in Arendale.• By 1987, the honeymoon was over.• Especially in the beginning the managers felt that their subordinates were actively testing them: The honeymoon was over.• The honeymoon was over and behind them.• The honeymoon was over and the reality of what she had taken on began to dawn.honeymoonhoneymoon2 verb [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]HOLIDAYto go somewhere for your honeymoon —honeymooner noun [countable]→ See Verb table
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honeymoon• The femaleprosecutor is honeymooning and is not scheduled to return to her office until May 13.• While they were honeymooning at the Brevoort House, Thomas called on them, alone.• Paul Ramada, where they honeymooned for several days on a package deal.• She was to honeymoon in Paris.• They're honeymooning in Vermont.