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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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The movie itself was dismissed by many critics, but Jake Gyllenhaal's dynamic portrayal of a man who comes unglued after his wife dies in a car crash, dodged most of the barbs.
If the horse comes unglued and you come unglued, horses are not for you.
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But Sinja is one step ahead of him, and Jack's life comes unglued after a magical Bodhi tree appears in his backyard one night.
Terms are negotiated, but each time a deal seems close it comes unglued at the last minute, for reasons that make more sense to the people involved than to the increasingly anxious and exhausted spectators watching at homesometimes, it turns out, for reasons as petty as a nasty or unreturned phone call.
Fractal, small-world brain networks reverberate in an electrical limbo state that almost, but not quite, comes unglued, Bassett's group reports in the Dec.