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Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.


Collapsed like a house of cards.

Collapse, like the Apostle in the pictures of the Conversion of St. Paul.
—William De Morgan

Like a dissolving palace of snow, it collapses.
—Thomas De Quincey

Collapse like the cheeks of a starved man.
—Charles Dickens

Collapses like a pricked bladder.
—George Bernard Shaw