variants or cardcastle
plural -s
often attributive
: 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

Word History


card entry 3 + house or castle

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“Cardhouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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