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fray around the edges
1. Literally, to become worn along the edges, as of fabric. I think it's time for us to get a new blanket—this one is all frayed around the edges.
2. To become less successful or harmonious. Our roommate relationship is starting to fray around the edges now that Pat has begun leaving his stuff, including dirty dishes, all over the apartment.
ˌfray at/around the ˈedges/ˈseamsstart to come apart or to fail: Support for the leader was fraying at the edges.
If cloth frays, the threads in it start to come apart.