English version

house of cards

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhouse of cardsˌhouse of ˈcards noun [singular]  FAILa plan that is so badly arranged that it is likely to fail
Examples from the Corpus
house of cardsOr building a house of cards.The whole model of race-linked characteristics ensuring success in sport has the solidity of a house of cards.Alongside the urge to blow down the house of cards comes a tender impulse towards reconstruction.If the house of cards that is the budget agreement should shiver, skin the Madagascarians.
Pictures of the day
What are these?
Click on the pictures to check.