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Meaning of “fray around/at the edges” in the English Dictionary

"fray around/at the edges" in British English

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fray around/at the edges

to ​start to ​become less ​effective or ​successful: Without the ​unifyingforces of the ​army and the ​monarchy, it ​seems, the ​nation would ​begin to fray at the ​edges.
(Definition of fray around/at the edges from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fray around/at the edges”
in Chinese (Simplified) 分崩离析, 开始失效, 开始走向失败…
in Chinese (Traditional) 分崩離析, 開始失效, 開始走向失敗…
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