unglued

[ uhn-glood ]
/ ʌnˈglud /

adjective

separated or detached; not glued.

Idioms

    come unglued, Slang.
    1. to become upset, disorganized, or confused; lose emotional control: to come unglued in an emergency.
    2. to disintegrate or collapse; fall apart; break down: The negotiators tried to keep the fragile peace agreement from coming unglued.

Origin of unglued

1685–95; (def 1) un-1 + glued; (def 2) unglue + -ed2
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Idioms and Phrases with come unglued (1 of 2)

come unglued

Also, come unstuck. See come apart at the seams.


Idioms and Phrases with come unglued (2 of 2)

unglued

see under come apart at the seams.


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