cardhouse

noun, often attributive
variants: or cardcastle \ ˈ⸗ˌ⸗⸗ \
plural -s

Definition of cardhouse

: a structure or situation felt to resemble a construction built of playing cards in being insubstantial, unsound, or in constant danger of collapse a cardhouse plan that collapsed at the first test

called also house of cards

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History and Etymology for cardhouse

card entry 3 + house or castle

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“Cardhouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cardhouse. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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