come unstuck

come unstuck
British & Australian if a person or something they are trying to achieve comes unstuck, they have problems which cause them to fail.

Athletes who don't prepare properly for the humid conditions will certainly come unstuck.

The negotiations came unstuck over disagreements about the wording.

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  • come unstuck — ► come unstuck informal fail. Main Entry: ↑unstick …   English terms dictionary

  • come unstuck — 1) informal if something such as a plan or system comes unstuck, it fails This point in the process is where we came unstuck. 2) if something comes unstuck, it becomes separated from something that it was stuck to …   English dictionary

  • come unstuck — break down, fall apart (e.g., It is so unfortunate, their marriage came unstuck after only a year and a half ) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • come unstuck — verb To get into trouble, to have an accident or mishap, to go off the rails …   Wiktionary

  • come unstuck — …   Useful english dictionary

  • become/come unstuck — 1 : to stop being stuck to something The suction cup came unstuck from the wall. The photograph was becoming unstuck. 2 Brit, informal : to fail Their marriage came unstuck [=(US) came unglued] last summer. • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • unstuck — [unstuk′] vt. pt. & pp. of UNSTICK adj. loosened or freed from being stuck come unstuck Informal to fail, go wrong, break down, etc …   English World dictionary

  • come unglued — [v] go to pieces break down, come apart at the seams*, come unstuck, come unwrapped, disintegrate, fall apart, fall to bits*, fall to pieces*, malfunction; concepts 252,469 …   New thesaurus

  • unstuck — [[t]ʌnstʌ̱k[/t]] 1) PHRASE: V inflects If something comes unstuck, it becomes separated from the thing that it was attached to. The brown vinyl covering all the horizontal surfaces is coming unstuck in several places. 2) PHRASE: V inflects To… …   English dictionary

  • unstuck — adj. ruined (slang) to come unstuck (the whole scheme came unstuck) * * * [ʌn stʌk] [ ruined ] (slang) to come unstuck (the whole scheme came unstuck) …   Combinatory dictionary

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