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become unstuck

To encounter setbacks or fail altogether. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Boy, this party is really becoming unstuck. First, there was the issue with the caterer, and now half the guests aren't coming.
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Blazing bank holiday sun meant that even those who became unstuck from the tricky boats while racing and fell into the river didn't mind too much.
Jess only married New Zealand born Denny in 2016 but their marriage soon became unstuck. She thought he would be the man she was, "destined to have children with," but it didn't work out that way.
The rally across key agriculture products at the beginning of the year became unstuck as traders took fright from trade war tensions which have put US exports of corn to Mexico and not least soybeans to China at risk.
His vessel was grounded on a rock but he fell and drowned after the boat became unstuck. To members of his immediate family however, his death was suspicious, especially given that there was no water in his lungs when an autopsy was performed days after his corpse was retrieved from the Atlantic.
Occasionally he became unstuck by it last season, but against Man City on Monday night he was taught a lesson.
However, early-season promise ended in late-season lethargy as United became unstuck in the aftermath of fan fury over the transfer of Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong to Celtic.
"He felt like he was in a different world," she (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2384316/Shobna-Gulati-dumps-toyboy-lover-17-year-age-difference-much.html) told The Sun, adding, "At Denise's wedding things became unstuck. It was full of veteran entertainers like The Krankies and Christopher Biggins.
The 1990 union of North and South Yemen became unstuck almost immediately; civil war resulted in the North's victory but no peace.
But on race day, he became unstuck when he lost out to the BMW of Rob Collard in the second lap of the opening race.
But the fraudsters became unstuck when a Birmingham gang became embroiled in the scam and were caught red-handed.
But the plan became unstuck in November 2007 when John Darwin returned to the UK, telling police he was a missing person with amnesia.
After almost a minute the mic became unstuck and communications returned to normal.
The grease gun usually shot the stuck ball across the shop when it became unstuck. It was a mess, but a lesson learned.