unstuck

This page is about the slang term unstuck.

Meaning: (in phrase to come unstuck) to fail, to have plans not work as intended

For example:

  • The team played really well throughout the season, but they came unstuck in the final game and lost the championship title.

  • No-one imagined that the economy could come unstuck so badly, so no-one was sure what to do to fix it.

Quick Quiz:

When Kevin realised that his plans to become fabulously rich had come unstuck, he was

a. very upset

b. really happy

c. very relieved

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Contributor: Matt Errey