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to come apart, rip; begin to open or bloom; smile
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Synopsis

What do ripped seams and budding flowers have in common? What does it mean for a face to come apart at the seams? Learn those answers, as well as various words that apply when governments and companies collapse economically. See why some refer to Japan as a failed state and are predicting a national financial collapse, and find out how to say "America is unraveling."

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Cover of essay 1518 on 桑, titled "Things Fall Apart"
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