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brisa



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2003 7:56 am    Post subject: could you help me? Reply with quote

Hello people! Im a new user of this incredible web site. Im always trying to improve my English and I found this site a wonderful tool Smile

I would like to ask for a little help about this expression: " Come undone". Could me explain to me the meaning of it?

Thanks you very much! Very Happy

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bud



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2003 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's an idiom similar to another idiom: to lose one's cool. It describes the reaction of a person to something or someone. The person coming undone is not behaving as he normally does, perhaps exhibiting extreme emotions and/or not being able to think well.

E.g., Mary came undone when she learned her father had been rushed to the hospital.

Ben came undone at the meeting when everyone criticized his proposal.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2003 6:52 am    Post subject: Thank you Reply with quote

Bud,
Thank you very much for you precious help. Very Happy Ive been wondering the meaning of this expression but untill you reply to me I did not find a good descriptio of it.
You made me happy Laughing

keep in touch Laughing

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marksesl



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 8:54 pm    Post subject: song Reply with quote

Wasn't there a song with the lyric "She's come undone"?

Anyway, please take a moment to visit my site at
http://marksesl.com

It's very comprehensive and an excellent starting point to view other top ESL sites on the Internet.

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