come unhinged

come unhinged

1. To become mentally unbalanced, disturbed, or confused. After my friend's suicide, I came a little unhinged for a few months. Because I'd stayed up all night to finish my paper, I was worried I might come unhinged in class.
2. To be angered to such a degree as to be or seem mentally unbalanced or insane. Mom came totally unhinged when she saw what I did to the car.
See also: come
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LAHORE -- The smaller gate of the original 180-year-old Roshnai Gate has come unhinged as a result of the heavy rains which lashed the city on Tuesday.
According to the press release issued by the WLCA, the Roshani Gate itself is intact, but the small entrance gate has come unhinged due to the rain.
Bush that makes liberals come unhinged. To some extent, Democrats have put their rage to good use, parlaying it into political activism and fundraising not seen on the left in many years.