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1. Loosened or separated; unfastened.
2. Informal In confused distress; upset.
come unglued Informal
To lose one's composure.


not fixed by glue



separated or detached; not glued.
come unglued, Informal.
a. to lose emotional control.
b. to disintegrate; fall apart: Negotiations have come unglued.
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