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Definitions and Synonyms of house of cards | Another word for house of cards | What is house of cards?

Definition 1: an unstable construction with playing cards - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where house of cards or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he built three levels of his cardcastle before it collapsed

Synonyms for house of cards in the sense of this definition

(house of cards is a kind of ...) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

"the structure consisted of a series of arches" "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

Definition 2: a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where house of cards or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his proposal was nothing but a house of cards
  • a real estate bubble

Synonyms for house of cards in the sense of this definition

(house of cards is a kind of ...) an elaborate and systematic plan of action

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