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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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.
ROBERTO MARTINEZ intends to shuffle the cards on derby day.
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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.
Chameleon Glow in Shuffle The Cards, PS9 @ Topshop For that flawless flick of eyeliner, a pen with a firm nib makes the job easy, letting you get right into the lash line.
It is an open battle and have no truce ," pointing out that " those who are trying to find a gap in the wall of the government in its war with ISIS and al-Qaeda in Anbar, trying to shuffle the cards .
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".
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.
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.
In 1992, Diaconis and his friend Dave Bayer of Columbia University finally answered a question that had bugged Diaconis since he was a kid: How many times do you need to shuffle the cards in a deck to make sure they're all mixed up?
I'd shuffle the cards often during the critique so they knew that I could call on them at any time, regardless of having already been chosen--it's the luck of the draw (no pun intended).
Shuffle the cards and it'll come up with a detailed reading of what destiny has mapped out for you.
She used to shuffle the cards at this daily poker game by hand, but when you're turning 104 in a week, sometimes it's just easier to let machines do the work for you, she says.