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unglued

Meaning: mentally confused and emotionally strained

For example:

  • After being under stress for a few weeks, Bob was coming unglued and starting to make serious mistakes.

  • Angela has been coming unglued ever since her boyfriend ran off with her sister.

Quick Quiz:

Terry started to come unglued after
  1. he lost his job
  2. he fixed the chair
  3. he had his breakfast

Discuss: unglued

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