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.
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