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The meaning of "the wheels have come off"

" The wheels have come off "
Meaning:
Said when a previously promising enterprise goes irretrievably wrong.
Example:
It was pretty easy to get a loan in 2007, but the wheels came off the world banking system when they found out they had loaned out far too much.
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