house of cards
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It is a little house-of-cards cube whose four sides are lead plates, three inches by three, that each weigh one quarter pound.
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Idioms and Phrases with house of cards
A weak and fragile structure, plan, or organization, as in Her scheme to reorganize the school sounds like another house of cards, or Jerry built his entire business on what turned out to be a house of cards. This metaphoric expression alludes to the structure made by balancing playing cards against one another. [First half of 1600s]