Posted by ESC on June 06, 2007
In Reply to: About to fall apart posted by R. Berg on June 06, 2007
: : How do say that something is about to fall apart, but it isn't yet?
: "It's about to fall apart" includes that it hasn't fallen apart yet.
: You might also say it's on the verge of collapse, it's unstable, it will soon fall apart, it's near to disintegrating, it's going to come down, its life as an intact entity is almost over, it's a house of cards . . .
Held together with spit and (take your pick) baling wire, chewing gum, prayer. There are several variations.