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Come undone

Posted by ESC on July 20, 2005

In Reply to: Come undone posted by JP on July 20, 2005

: question: What is the meaning of the phrase 'come undone'? Could anyone tell me? Thanks.

A button that is unbuttoned has "come undone." Or, used to refer to a person, it means one's life is in disarray. Things are not going well. An unraveling. As in:

Artist: Guess Who
Song: She's Come Undone

She's come undone
She didn't know what she was headed for
And when I found what she was headed for
It was too late

She's come undone
She found a mountain that was far too high
And when she found out she couldn't fly
It was too late...

Someone asked a similar question recently. "I'm undone" is used in the Bible and one modern translation is "I'm ruined."

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