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come unstuck

To encounter setbacks or fail altogether. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Boy, this party is really coming unstuck. First, there was the issue with the caterer, and now half the guests aren't coming.
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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.
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come unstuck

fail completely. informal
2001 Irish Examiner A Leinster victory would put the quarter-finals within touching distance, especially if French champions Toulouse come unstuck at Newcastle.
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come unˈstuck

(British English, informal) be unsuccessful; fail: His plan to escape came badly unstuck.She came unstuck in the last part of the exam.
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You can't take any game lightly, you see it year in, year out, teams coming unstuck."
The north London outfit are buzzing at present and it's difficult to see them coming unstuck at the Britannia Stadium.
Toby Jug has thrived since joining Sarah Humphery's team, winning threes on the bounce before coming unstuck at Cheltenham.
All the good work at Stamford Bridge looked like coming unstuck against Portsmouth during the week as we made hard work of it - but right now I'd settle for every game between today and the end of the season finishing 1-0 to Liverpool.
Barnes found that to avoid coming unstuck, the frogs spread their legs wide apart.
Unsuited by the steady early pace when sixth in a Group Three at Newbury on her reappearance, the grey then found herself coming unstuck in a strong renewal of the French 1000 Guineas at Longchamp.
The Westaff warning follows an increasing number of reports from clients which suggest that jobseekers are coming unstuck - or demonstrating a lack of understanding of the industry which they are seeking employment in - when asked simple questions during first round interviews.
He stormed to 11 wins with eight knock-outs before coming unstuck in his last fight and Concepcion aims to turn on the power again at Nottingham Arena on Saturday night when Olympic hero Amir Khan targets his fifth win as a professional.
Fratton Park is a tough place to visit and it's hard to see Pompey coming unstuck there against the Toffees.
The Blades have a habit of coming unstuck after midseason disruptions, but Wilder (left), whose side will take 6,000 fans to Preston today, said: "If these lads have shown one thing, it's that spirit to bounce back.
|Politicians grappling with their maths This election campaign will be remembered for senior politicians coming unstuck on their figures.
The Merseysiders had been picking up victories without playing particularly well then drew with lowly Southport and edged past bottom side Guiseley before coming unstuck with a 3-1 defeat at Aldershot.
Field kick off at 2pm this coming Saturday against Leicester Lions after coming unstuck at Harrogate in the league this weekend, going down 27-8.