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come unglued

1. informal To become extremely upset or emotional. Primarily heard in US. Poor Jane really came unglued during the funeral service.
2. informal To encounter setbacks or fail altogether. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Boy, this party is really coming unglued. First, there was the issue with the caterer, and now half the guests aren't coming.
See also: come, unglued

come unstuck

To encounter setbacks or fail altogether. Boy, this party is really coming unstuck. First, there was the issue with the caterer, and now half the guests aren't coming.
See also: come, unstuck

come unstuck

BRITISH, INFORMAL
COMMON If someone or something comes unstuck, they fail. Australia's Greg Norman came badly unstuck in the third round of the Memorial golf tournament yesterday. Past promises about multimedia have come unstuck thanks to inadequate technology. Note: The usual American expression is come unglued.
See also: come, unstuck