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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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You may recall the NHGOP state comm, came slightly unglued in the wake of JH's decision to pen a letter excoriating Congressman Frank "No Apologies" Guinta, he of the Incredible Mixed-Up Bank Account, RB provides his pals/not-so-pals with a tongue-in-cheek list of what DIDN'T happen at the NH Dems' meet-up.
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Glue the shapes together, leaving the half-inch section unglued.
Mark Dubovitz, a sanctions specialist with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, said such a sanctions-in-waiting law have real a benefit right away because many people are listening to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu say almost daily that the sanctions are becoming unglued and everyone will soon be trading with Iran.
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The company stuck to its prestige roots even as the world's financial system was coming unglued.