become unstuck

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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The day you believe you've all the knowledge and skill-set is the day you'll become unstuck. You have to keep learning.
"We simply weren't good enough - with it or without the ball - and certainly without the ball we didn't do enough, the basics to stop Norwich enjoying their afternoon and if you do that against a very, very decent football team like they are, then you are going to become unstuck like we were."
One day Ashley, the Sports Direct magnet, could become unstuck, and not know whether to twist or stick?
But Ms Rudd's departure as Home Secretary will send a chill down the spines of her fellow cabinet colleagues, reminding them that the traditional laws of politics still apply and their careers can become unstuck the moment a scandal blows up in an area where they are supposed to be in control.
The Opec+ group's so far successful attempt to curb global production in order to support the price has become unstuck. Once again it is the response from non-Opec producers that have caught the market by surprise.
Ole Hansen, head of commodity strategy at Saxo Bank also said on Sunday that the Opec group's so far successful attempt to curb global production in order to support the price has become unstuck and response from non-Opec producers have caught the market by surprise.
If at any stage, from the start of the tenancy agreement through to the check-out inventory, you have been lax with your written detail - there is potential you will become unstuck when negotiating expensive maintenance disagreements.
Sky Sports pundit David Prutton believesReading FCare finally hitting form but has backed them to become unstuck against Cardiff City on Monday night.
Some vehicles were caught up in all the mud, but while some required help to become unstuck, festival goers largely managed to avoid the chaotic scenes seen 12 months ago, where thousands of cars were stuck in axle-deep mud.
Recently deceased, a whitesheeted ghost (Academy Awardwinner Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Academy Awardnominee Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away.
"A wave of enthusiastic food bloggers, posting recipes and making bold health claims, without substantiating the science, have become unstuck and people are starting to become critical.
Morgan, who was bowled for a duck, told Sky Sports: "Playing against a dangerous side like Afghanistan can be a banana skin, they play a great brand of cricket and certainly (when you are) under-performing you can become unstuck.
Morgan, who was bowled for a duck, said: "Playing against a dangerous side like Afghanistan can be a banana skin, they play a great brand of cricket and certainly (when you are) under-performing you can become unstuck.
At this point it is quite easy to become unstuck. The language and loops of referencing that bind the world of theoretical research confound me and yet I am drawn to it by an idea that it provides the key to understanding what is happening in this interaction between clay and the human body.
Even though every time I go out to the garden, I walk face-first into a spiderweb the size of a beach towel, get stuck, worry I might never become unstuck, worry I have somehow swallowed the spider, thrash about wildly for one nano second in a panic, then instantly release myself from its gossamer-thin flimsiness, destroying poor Master Spider's silky house with my histrionics.