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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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Dancers might be tempted to check out emotionally as fake snow plasters their lipstick or they struggle to keep smiling with a mustache coming unglued.
It seemed like the city was sort of coming unglued," recalled Jon Abercrombie, a community organizer and affordable housing advocate, "and I started looking for a better way to have the conversation.
And so, on moonlit nights, "Emilia may let down her guard//And caper about, coming unglued,/Alarming the judgmental owl/When joined by a kink-tail biker dude/Who matches her pleasures yowl for yowl.
The only things keeping her from coming unglued are some new friends and Evan--the son of her mother's childhood friend--who seems to know Meara almost better than she knows herself.
In a world that often seems to be coming unglued, it is reassuring, and even helps create a kind of inner order, to repeat a group of prayers that have been part of the Catholic tradition for almost 2,000 years.
Love blooms across the centuries, although Ben's make-up involved a lot of prosthetics, including a pair of rubber lips that kept coming unglued during their scenes of primal passion.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's health care law risks coming unglued because of his administration's bungles and his own inflated promises.
The world could have been coming unglued around him and that would be his demeanor.
The clashes over the past two weeks have fueled a sense that Egypt is coming unglued, while also raising concerns that the country could be hit by more — and greater — political violence.
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The company stuck to its prestige roots even as the world's financial system was coming unglued.
Just imagine coming unglued in a crowded bar and everyone drifting into one large cloud of drinkers.