house' of cards'

a structure or plan that is insubstantial and subject to imminent collapse, as a structure made by balancing playing cards against each other: The scheme is so overly complicated that it's likely to prove to be just another house of cards.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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