"Part of the thong fell off my coffeemaker." When I say it, it just means some of the leather shoelace that holds the wooden heat insulator at the narrow middle of my Chemex has become brittle, broken, and fallen away. In a James Bond novel... Well!
OTOH, I think Bond did use a Chemex. So there is that.
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