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    Hello!
    I`ve tried to understand one phrase, but i didn`t. What does this phrase means: "come undone"?
    Please, help me!


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    Hi Desie,
    Please give all the sentence.


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    "I'm contemplating thinking about thinking
    It's overrated just get another drink and
    Watch me come undone"

    I found this phrase in many songs and I wonder what does it exactly means?

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    Quote Originally Posted by desie View Post
    "I'm contemplating thinking about thinking
    It's overrated just get another drink and
    Watch me come undone"

    I found this phrase in many songs and I wonder what does it exactly means?
    In that context, "come undone" means "fall apart" or even "be destroyed".

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    The world at the scale of atoms and molecules is difficult to describe and hard to imagine. At very small scales, the properties of a material, such as colour, magnetism and the ability to conduct electricity, also change in unexpected ways.

    Could anybody tell me the meaning of scale in the above context, or replace it with another simple English word?

    Thanks!

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    sizes/pieces/bits- the idea is that as you look at a very small sample of a material, its behaviour can change from that of a larger sample.

    By the way, Tsuyo, start a new thread if you have a different question- that way you are more likely to get a quick answer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    In that context, "come undone" means "fall apart" or even "be destroyed".
    And it could also mean undressed, with buttons undone, couldn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    And it could also mean undressed, with buttons undone, couldn't it?
    I would not read it that way.

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