1.1 informal Fail completely: all their clever ideas came unstuck
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- As an attacking golfer, he can come unstuck when he fails to play it safe.
- Anyone in any doubt about the importance of a good business plan should watch BBC2's Dragons' Den to get an idea of how a budding entrepreneur can come unstuck without one.
- They failed to convince against unfancied Ireland and Wales, before coming unstuck against England and South Africa and finally slumping to a record defeat to old rivals New Zealand.