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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
house of cards
noun: Something insecure or insubstantial that is subject to imminent collapse.
Alluding to a flimsy structure made with playing cards. Earliest documented use: 1645.
"'We have to find a new balance,' the pope said. 'Otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards.'"
Michael Gerson; Francis the Troublemaker; The Washington Post; Sep 24, 2013.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Mistakes are part of the dues that one pays for a full life. -Sophia Loren, actress (b. 1934)