Sentence Examples with the word house of cards

Simultaneously, Gertz was negotiating with Cardinal Alberoni and with the whigs in England; but all his ingenious combinations collapsed like a house of cards on the sudden death of Charles XII.

We're a house of cards in a windstorm, held together by God knows what.

I knew from the start we were a house of cards in a windstorm, but you were the glue that held us together.