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unglued

[uhn-glood] /ʌnˈglud/
adjective
1.
separated or detached; not glued.
Idioms
2.
come unglued, Slang.
  1. to become upset, disorganized, or confused; lose emotional control:
    to come unglued in an emergency.
  2. to disintegrate or collapse; fall apart; break down:
    The negotiators tried to keep the fragile peace agreement from coming unglued.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; (def 1) un-1 + glued; (def 2) unglue + -ed2
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Slang definitions & phrases for come unglued

come unglued

verb phrase

To go out of control; deteriorate to chaos; disintegrate; come apart at the seams: Mr Foster succeeded in keeping the proceedings from coming unglued/ Dole's constant anxiety that it could all come unstuck has set the dynamics of his campaign/ Everybody knew she was bound to come unwrapped (1910+)


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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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come unglued

Also, come unstuck . See come apart at the seams

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