house of cards love

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A flimsy structure, arrangement, or situation that is in danger of collapsing or failing.

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  • noun A structure made by laying cards perpendicularly on top of each other
  • noun idiomatic A structure or argument built on a shaky foundation

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control
  • noun an unstable construction with playing cards

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