come adrift

idiom

chiefly British
: to become loose or unattached
One of the straps on her dress came adrift.

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Recent Examples on the Web The program could yet come adrift if final approval isn’t granted by the federal government. Fortune, 2 July 2020

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“Come adrift.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20adrift. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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