# it's coming apart at the seams

• 1 ir a contra reloj

(v.) = race against + time, race against + the clock
Ex. The officials and the workers involved in the rescue operations were racing against time to save the child.
Ex. The emergency services were frantically racing against the clock to try and hold together their city which was coming apart at the seams.
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(v.) = race against + time, race against + the clock

Ex: The officials and the workers involved in the rescue operations were racing against time to save the child.

Ex: The emergency services were frantically racing against the clock to try and hold together their city which was coming apart at the seams.

• 2 ir en contra del reloj

(v.) = race against + time, race against + the clock
Ex. The officials and the workers involved in the rescue operations were racing against time to save the child.
Ex. The emergency services were frantically racing against the clock to try and hold together their city which was coming apart at the seams.
* * *
(v.) = race against + time, race against + the clock

Ex: The officials and the workers involved in the rescue operations were racing against time to save the child.

Ex: The emergency services were frantically racing against the clock to try and hold together their city which was coming apart at the seams.

• 3 ir en contra del tiempo

(v.) = race against + time, race against + the clock
Ex. The officials and the workers involved in the rescue operations were racing against time to save the child.
Ex. The emergency services were frantically racing against the clock to try and hold together their city which was coming apart at the seams.
* * *
(v.) = race against + time, race against + the clock

Ex: The officials and the workers involved in the rescue operations were racing against time to save the child.

Ex: The emergency services were frantically racing against the clock to try and hold together their city which was coming apart at the seams.

• 4 servicio de emergencia

(n.) =
Ex. The emergency services were frantically racing against the clock to try and hold together their city which was coming apart at the seams.
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Ex: The emergency services were frantically racing against the clock to try and hold together their city which was coming apart at the seams.

• 5 descoserse

1 to come unstitched
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VPR
1) (Cos) [pantalón] to come apart at the seam(s); [costura, manga] to come unstitched
2) *
3) ** (=ventosear) to fart **
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descoserse ( conjugate descoserse) verbo pronominal [prenda/costura]
■descoserse verbo reflexivo to come unstitched
' descoserse' also found in these entries:
English:
seam
- split
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vpr
to come unstitched;
one of my buttons has come off;
my shirt came apart at the seams
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v/r de costura, dobladillo etc come unstitched; de prenda come apart at the seams

### См. также в других словарях:

• be coming apart at the seams — be coming/falling apart at the seams 1. if a system or organization is coming apart at the seams, it is in a very bad condition and likely to fail. For a while it seemed that the whole Asian economy was just coming apart at the seams. 2. if… …   New idioms dictionary

• (be) coming apart at the seams — be falling/coming apart at the ˈseams idiom (informal) to be going very badly wrong and likely to stop functioning completely • She was falling apart at the seams, spending most of her time in tears. • His little world fell apart at the seams.… …   Useful english dictionary

• be falling apart at the seams — be coming/falling apart at the seams 1. if a system or organization is coming apart at the seams, it is in a very bad condition and likely to fail. For a while it seemed that the whole Asian economy was just coming apart at the seams. 2. if… …   New idioms dictionary

• come apart at the seams — {v. phr.}, {slang}, {informal} To become upset to the point where one loses self control and composure as if having suffered a sudden nervous breakdown. * /After his divorce Joe seemed to be coming apart at the seams./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

• come apart at the seams — {v. phr.}, {slang}, {informal} To become upset to the point where one loses self control and composure as if having suffered a sudden nervous breakdown. * /After his divorce Joe seemed to be coming apart at the seams./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

• come apart at the seams —    To say that someone is coming apart at the seams means that they are extremely upset or under severe mental stress.     Bob has had so many problems lately, he s coming apart at the seams …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

• (be) falling apart at the seams — be falling/coming apart at the ˈseams idiom (informal) to be going very badly wrong and likely to stop functioning completely • She was falling apart at the seams, spending most of her time in tears. • His little world fell apart at the seams.… …   Useful english dictionary

• come apart at the seams — to be in a bad condition and about to fail or lose control. Large segments of the world economy seem to be coming apart at the seams. Related vocabulary: come apart Etymology: from the idea that when the seams (= places where two pieces of… …   New idioms dictionary

• come\ apart\ at\ the\ seams — v. phr. slang informal To become upset to the point where one loses self control and composure as if having suffered a sudden nervous breakdown. After his divorce Joe seemed to be coming apart at the seams …   Словарь американских идиом

• apart — I. adverb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French a part, literally, to one side Date: 14th century 1. a. at a little distance < tried to keep apart from the family squabbles > b. away from one another in space or time < towns 20 miles apart …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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