(be) falling apart at the seams


(be) falling apart at the seams
be falling/coming apart at the ˈseams idiom
(informal) to be going very badly wrong and likely to stop functioning completely

She was falling apart at the seams, spending most of her time in tears.

His little world fell apart at the seams.

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