shuffle the cards

shuffle the cards

To rearrange, reorganize, or restructure something, especially an established policy or organization. The team has yet to find consistency in their play style, and it's no wonder with the way the coach keeps shuffling the cards. The new president is looking to shuffle the cards of the previous administrations policies. If we want to fix the issue in this industry, we'll need to do more than just shuffle the cards around a bit.
See also: card, shuffle

shuffle the cards

change policy or direction.
See also: card, shuffle
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The cell said in a statement that "some social networking sites circulated a video clip in the Makhmour checkpoint shows that this checkpoint was seized by a force of the Peshmerga." It added, "some parties are promoting this video and trying to shuffle the cards, as the fact that this checkpoint now includes the 14th division of the Iraqi army.
At Pat's request no other services will be held, but she would be pleased to know you stopped for a moment to think of her the next time you ride a horse, spend a day on the links, shuffle the cards or gather with friends and family for a party - knowing she will always be with you in spirit.
Shuffle the cards, and deal 4 cards, face-down, to each player.
ROBERTO MARTINEZ intends to shuffle the cards on derby day.
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Unless our president offers Chrystalla terms of contract termination considerably better than those extorted by former CBC Demetriades, she will stay where she is and smugly shuffle the cards unless the attorney general manages to indict her for aiding and abetting the man who stole Cyprus, Andreas Vgenopoulos.
When people shuffle the cards, he said, he believes their energy transfers to the cards and they are capable of changing the results of the reading.
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Prime Minister Ali Zidan to Egypt comes within the framework of a political maneuver to shuffle the cards and distract public opinion from internal issues".
The Saudi withdrawal might have failed to shuffle the cards of the conference, but it did send a message to pressure the participants and prevent the continuous attendance of the conferences and the issuance of meager statements that do not express the size of the suffering of the Syrians.
When Saleh said that he changed his mind about travelling to the United States, he tried to politically blackmail the Americans and wanted to say that he can stay put and shuffle the cards. I think he will travel to the US and get the amnesty."
Even Netanyahu understands that time is not on Israel's side and that he has no choice but to attempt to shuffle the cards in the old Israeli way: a new military confrontation.
"He would shuffle the cards and randomly turn them over.