aus den Fugen geraten


Senior Member
English - U.S.
Wenn die Welt scheinbar aus den Fugen gerät

Would a correct translation of this be:

When the world seems to be coming apart at the seams


Many thanks....
  • WeeMe

    New Member
    Aus den Fugen geraten means to go haywire, or to fall apart.
    In Shakespeare's Hamlet there's the phrase "The time is out of joint" and was translated into German as "die Zeit ist aus den Fugen".

    Maybe that helps
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