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joint

bursting at the seams

fall apart at the seams

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a point or position at which two or more things are joined

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joint consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces

a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit

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put together with a seam

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Based on the novel by Joe Dunthorne and laced with mordant wit, Submarine charts the messy sexual awakening of a 15-year-old misfit just as his parents' marriage comes apart at the seams.
But then the world comes apart at the seams when Jesse is diagnosed with a form of cancer that most likely will kill him and is given maybe a year to live.
Having said all that, Ferns, Ryan and Murphy have taught us clearly that it only takes one person to fail in their duty to do the right thing and the 'grand plan' for child protection comes apart at the seams.
As Alex and Nancy's idyllic life comes apart at the seams, they are driven to increasingly extreme courses of action to drive their decrepit neighbour from the building.
There is argument about a constitutional crisis as the stitched-up coalition comes apart at the seams.
When nobody wants to give time, money and resources to support functions, the firm comes apart at the seams.