This page is about the slang term unstuck


(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