- separated or detached; not glued.
- come unglued, Slang.
- to become upset, disorganized, or confused; lose emotional control: to come unglued in an emergency.
- to disintegrate or collapse; fall apart; break down: The negotiators tried to keep the fragile peace agreement from coming unglued.
Origin of unglued
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Also, come unstuck. See come apart at the seams.
see under come apart at the seams.
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