Mar 26, 2014
This week's theme
Words derived from card games

This week's words
house of cards

PRONUNCIATION (hous uv kardz)

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.

HOUSE OF HARDS- section of prison where dangerous hardcore criminals are housed i.e. those who spoke out against the stupidity of their government.