IDIOMS THROUGH SONGS (HOUSE OF CARDS)
IDIOMS THROUGH SONGS (HOUSE OF CARDS): meaning and examples
Welcome back, everyone!
It's Thursday and the fourth day of our Idioms-Through-Songs week. For today, we are looking at Katy Perry's "Firework" and the expression HOUSE OF CARDS.
Lyrics: Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin / Like a house of cards / One blow from caving in
Definition: Literally, a house of cards is a structure that is built with playing cards. Figuratively, it is a situation without a strong foundation; something that could easily fall or break.
Example 1: My life was like a house of cards before I got my new job and had financial security.
Example 2: The new plan that the CEO has come up with for our expansion in Europe is so complicated, yet very weak. It's like a house of cards that could come tumbling down at any moment.
You can listen to the song at the following link. Below the video, the lyrics are included:
That's it for today. Join us tomorrow for our last lesson of the week!