House of cards
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أمثلة على الاستخدام:
The film is a house of cards. If one scene fails to hold, the entire credibility of the film comes crashing down.
Greg decided against investing in the new technology company because he got the feeling that it was a house of cards.
So your plan is to just cram and miraculously get good grades on all of your exams? That sounds like a real house of cards to me!