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be coming/falling apart at the seams

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe coming/falling apart at the seamsbe coming/falling apart at the seamsa) FAILif a plan, organization etc is coming apart at the seams, so many things are going wrong with it that it will probably fail The health service seems to be falling apart at the seams. b) CONDITION/STATE OF somethingif a piece of clothing is coming apart at the seams, the stitches on it are coming unfastened seam
Examples from the Corpus
be coming/falling apart at the seamsThe country's whole economy is coming apart at the seams.
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