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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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FABIAN SCHAR7 Looked steady before becoming unstuck with an injury.
Not since November 24, 2018 had Cliffie Hodgson's side tasted defeat to surge up the table before becoming unstuck at Ivor Preece Field against their third-frombottom opponents.
But it wasn't without its challenges - with the team almost becoming unstuck on their final day on the ocean.
Stoke is never an easy place to go and the disappointing thing is to go for 81 minutes almost untroubled before becoming unstuck right at the end.
The Speightstown filly showed plenty of zip on her debut at Ascot a fortnight ago before becoming unstuck in the bog-like conditions.
The giant son of Karinga Bay rattled off a hat-trick over hurdles before becoming unstuck in the Ballymore.
Many of these have stumbled on the technique of becoming unstuck from their period by ignoring all physical and mental ties with the present.
Three-time tournament winner Williams has been unconvincing throughout the year and only just managed to scrape through the last round against Lisa Raymond before becoming unstuck against Jankovic.
Chocolate and toffee shop group Thorntons yesterday blamed over-ambitious expansion plans for its profits becoming unstuck over the last year.
This metonymic replacement for a missing cultural cohesion - for a previously non-existent but now seemingly vanished America - is also the missing glue that would keep language from becoming unstuck. Again paralleling themes in Underworld, an earlier age is associated with childhood and the process by which language is slowly mastered, becoming a means by which to better understand one's place in the world.
The couple then embarked on a new life in Panama with their ill-gotten gains, before becoming unstuck in 2007 when John returned to the UK, telling police he was a missing person with amnesia.
He's called it Nearly Unstuck and it features pieces from his Becoming Unstuck project which is part-funded by the Arts Council.
The only guarantee in rugby league is that if you don't produce a genuine and honest effort you stand a very good chance of becoming unstuck.''