fall apart at the seams

(redirected from falling apart at the seams)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

fall apart at the seams

1. To be approaching failure. Boy, this party is really falling apart at the seams. First, there was the issue with the caterer, and now half the guests aren't coming.
2. To become very emotional. Poor Jane really fell apart at the seams during the funeral service. I can't watch those sappy movies because I just fall apart at the seams every time.
See also: apart, fall, seam

come/fall apart at the ˈseams

(informal) begin to fail or collapse: The Government’s economic policy is falling apart at the seams.After only six months, their marriage has come apart at the seams.
If a piece of clothing comes apart at the seams, it begins to separate along the lines where the pieces of cloth are sewn together.
See also: apart, come, fall, seam