house of cards

house of cards
Synonyms and related words:
breakers ahead, bubble, cambric tea, cardhouse, cause for alarm, china, cobweb, crisis, danger, dangerous ground, dishwater, eggshell, emergency, endangerment, gaping chasm, gathering clouds, glass, glass house, gossamer, gruel, hair, hazard, ice, imperilment, jeopardy, matchwood, menace, milk and water, old paper, parchment, pass, peril, piecrust, pinch, plight, predicament, quicksand, reed, risk, rocks ahead, rope of sand, sand castle, storm clouds, strait, thin ice, thread, threat, water

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