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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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What if China's development becomes unstuck (re-member how the collapse of the Soviet Union caught us by surprise)?
Alex's perfect plan becomes unstuck when he discovers that when it comes to love the perfect plan doesn't exist.
It takes a national strike to shut down Paris but, as soon as a few frozen flakes start sticking, London's transport system becomes unstuck.
Unfortunately, Echenburg becomes unstuck when dealing with that part of the British Empire under the direct control of the Secretaries of State for India--the sub-continent's principal west-coast port--Bombay.
As an argument for the importance of theatre, it rapidly becomes unstuck -- if only because it comes across as the nostalgic ravings of a man who clearly can't accept that playwrights are no longer mistaken for prophets.