Be poles apart

Be poles apart :

Anything goes

There are no rules about acceptable behaviour or dress.

This phrase appeared earlier in the late 19th century as everything goes.

Be poles apart

Differ greatly in nature or opinion.

Come apart at the seams = Fall apart at the seams

(Of a thing) fall to pieces

(Of a person) have an emotional breakdown

Collapse - informal

Seams are the lines along which pieces of fabric or the planks of a boat are joined and perceived as the points most likely to be damaged or weakened.

Go ape

Go wild

Become violently excited. – Informal

Originally mid 20th-century North American slang - This expression possibly refers to the 1933 movie King Kong which stars a giant ape-like monster.

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