build\ on\ sand


build\ on\ sand
v. phr.
To lay a weak or insufficient foundation for a building, a business, or a relationship.

"I don't want to build my business on sand," John said, "so please. Dad, give me that loan I requested."


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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