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Meaning of HOUSE OF CARDS

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an unstable construction with playing cards; "he built three levels of his cardcastle before it collapsed"
  2. [n]  a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control; "his proposal was nothing but a house of cards"; "a real estate bubble"
 
 Synonyms: bubble, cardcastle, cardhouse
 
 See Also: construction, scheme, strategy, structure

 

 

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