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English definition of “house of cards”

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house of cards

a complicated organization or plan that is very weak and can easily be destroyed or easily go wrong
Translations of “house of cards”
in Chinese (Traditional) 脆弱的組織, 極易出問題的計劃…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脆弱的组织, 极易出问题的计划…
(Definition of house of cards from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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