come apart

variants: or come apart at the seams

Definition of come apart

:to break into parts or pieces :fail or be in very bad condition
  • This table is coming apart.
  • an old house that is coming apart at the seams
often used figuratively
  • a coalition that is coming apart
  • Their marriage is coming apart at the seams.

Word by Word Definitions

apart play
  1. : at a little distance

  2. : away from one another in space or time

  3. : as a separate unit : independently

  1. : separate, isolated

  2. : holding different opinions : divided


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