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metaphor pertaining to something of a fragile or volatile nature.

-from an old past-time of standing up playing cards together in the form of a house, this "structure" can fall apart at any time from the slightest action (e.g. an air current).
"We must plan this campaign implementing maximum precision, else it will disintegrate into a house of cards."
by Polo December 15, 2007
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a sexual position in which the male is leaning at an angle with the back of his shoulders against a wall, supporting the female in the eki ben position. The House of Cards is named as such for its obvi
"his back was against the wall. He lifted me up and we started to make love. Unfortunately, he had neglected to take his socks off, and the carpet was nylon. It felt like were were a House of Cards and one wrong move could topple us over."
by RadioNutz March 18, 2009

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