come undone

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ripley

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Hello,
I'd like to know the meaning of this verb. I heard it in a song by Robbie Williams, where he says: I come undone....
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When things go wrong, or the person falls apart, they come undone. ;-)
 

Francois

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Could you give some examples of the different figurative meanings? Dictionaries are not very prolific on this one.
BTW, I don't think prolific works well in the preceding sentence. What would you replace it with?
Two questions in one ;-)

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Francois said:
Could you give some examples of the different figurative meanings? Dictionaries are not very prolific on this one.
BTW, I don't think prolific works well in the preceding sentence. What would you replace it with?
Two questions in one ;-)

FRC

Come undone is to lose self-control, get disorganized, fall into pieces

When she looks at me, I come undone. (= I am speechless, don't know what to say or how to say it....she makes me fall into pieces)

When my brother and sister start fighting I come undone and feel like strangling both of them! (= I lose self control, it drives me nuts).

I don't know of other meanings for "come undone". :lol: :lol:
 
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