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English noun: house of cards

1. house of cards (cognition) a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control


SamplesHis proposal was nothing but a house of cards.
A real estate bubble.


Synonymsbubble


Broader (hypernym)scheme, strategy

2. house of cards (artifact) an unstable construction with playing cards


SamplesHe built three levels of his cardcastle before it collapsed.


Synonymscard-house, cardcastle, cardhouse


Broader (hypernym)construction, structure









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