unglued
adjective Date: 1922 upset, disordered — usually used with come <
chief executives came unglued at the thought of a strike — H. E. Meyer
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  • unglued — adjective come unglued AmE informal a) to become extremely upset or angry about something: Pat came unglued when I told him about the accident. b) if your plans come unglued, they do not work well …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • unglued — adjective a) Not secured with glue. The unglued joints all fell apart in shipment, but the properly joined piece survived intact. b) Insane, upset. He was calm at first, then suddenly he came unglued and started screaming. He completely lost it …   Wiktionary

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  • unglued —    American mentally ill    Your mind had become unstuck:     She was completely unglued. You know, I tried to reassure her. (Turow, 1990) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • unglued — adjective not or no longer stuck. Phrases come unglued informal 1》 end in failure. 2》 become confused or upset …   English new terms dictionary

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