house of cards

Definitions of house of cards
  1. noun
    an unstable construction with playing cards
    synonyms: card-house, cardcastle, cardhouse
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    type of:
    construction, structure
    a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
  2. noun
    a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control
    “his proposal was nothing but a house of cards
    synonyms: bubble
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    type of:
    scheme, strategy
    an elaborate and systematic plan of action
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