House-of-cards definition

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A flimsy structure, arrangement, or situation that is in danger of collapsing or failing.
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Any flimsy structure, plan, etc.
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A structure made by laying cards perpendicularly on top of each other.
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(idiomatic) A structure or argument built on a shaky foundation.
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Noun

Singular:
house-of-cards
Plural:
houses-of-cards