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  Definition of House of cards
  1. an unstable construction with playing cards; "he built three levels of his cardcastle before it collapsed"
  2. 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"
Similar Words: cardhouse, card-house, cardcastle, bubble

 

 
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