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a house of cards

Meaning: something that can easily be broken or crumble by itself

Example: The police brought the illegal business down like a house of cards as per the news article but it was a much more planned affair in reality. Read on

put cards on the table

put cards on the table Meaning: be open and honest; reveal one’s position or intentions. Example: Shawn thought it was time to put his cards on the table … Read on

keep card close to chest

keep card close to chest Meaning: be secretive or cautious, give nothing away. Example: My brother don’t know how much money his friends will spend this Friday night, … Read on

card up sleeve

Meaning: to have a secret advantage that is suddenly revealed to change the game

Example: He did not just leave his house. He had a card up his sleeve that he did not even reveal to his family, which was his new flat in a posh locality. Read on

on the cards

on the cards Meaning: likely to happen. Example: Some big changes in the British Space Agency structure are on the cards for next year.

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clean slate

Meaning: to wipe the past out and begin afresh

Example: The criminal has completed his sentence and has come out as a clean slate. Read on

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