come unglued

come unglued
American informal
if something such as a plan or system comes unglued, it fails

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • come unglued — american informal phrase if something such as a plan or system comes unglued, it fails Thesaurus: to fail, or to stop being successfulsynonym Main entry: unglued …   Useful english dictionary

  • come unglued — [v] go to pieces break down, come apart at the seams*, come unstuck, come unwrapped, disintegrate, fall apart, fall to bits*, fall to pieces*, malfunction; concepts 252,469 …   New thesaurus

  • come unglued — 1. to become very upset and lose your confidence. He never showed any signs of coming unglued, even when it looked like they would lose. After Dan s death, she came unglued and was never herself again. 2. to fail. A year later, the local chemical …   New idioms dictionary

  • come unglued — lose control, fall apart    If Tina doesn t stop worrying, she ll come unglued …   English idioms

  • come unglued — idi+sts Informal. a) to lose emotional control b) to disintegrate; fall apart: Negotiations have come unglued[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • come unglued — informal 1》 end in failure. 2》 become confused or upset. → unglued …   English new terms dictionary

  • unglued — [[t]ʌnglu͟ːd[/t]] 1) PHRASE: V inflects If something comes unglued, it becomes separated from the thing that it was attached to. I wear my old shoes every day. One sole has come unglued. On a rainy day, water comes in. 2) PHRASE: V inflects To… …   English dictionary

  • unglued — /un gloohd /, adj. 1. separated or detached; not glued. 2. come unglued, Slang. a. to become upset, disorganized, or confused; lose emotional control: to come unglued in an emergency. b. to disintegrate or collapse; fall apart; break down: The… …   Universalium

  • unglued — un|glued [ʌnˈglu:d] adj 1.) come ungluedAmE informal a) if a plan, situation etc comes unglued, it stops working well ▪ When his parents got divorced, his whole world came unglued. b) to become extremely upset or angry about something ▪ If… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unglued — adjective come unglued AmE informal a) to become extremely upset or angry about something: Pat came unglued when I told him about the accident. b) if your plans come unglued, they do not work well …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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