come unglued


US, informal
: to become extremely upset or angry
She came unglued when they refused her request.
: to fail suddenly or completely
Their marriage came unglued soon after the baby was born.

Example Sentences

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“Come unglued.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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