Come apart at the seams

verb phrase

To lose coherence; disintegrate: It was rather a long kiss. Silas felt himself coming apart at the seams/ I would choose not to give the Republicans any advice, rather just stand back and watch them coming apart at the seams
Also, come unglued or unstuck. Become extremely upset; break down. For example, After he lost his job Brad seemed to come apart at the seams or The proposed bank merger is coming unglued, or When her last play flopped she became completely unstuck. This idiom transfers physical to emotional disintegration. [ ; mid-1900s ]


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