- a pushcart used by a vendor of apples.
- upset the/someone's applecart, to ruin plans or arrangements; spoil something: He was making a fantastic profit until a competitor upset the applecart by cutting prices.
Origin of applecart
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Examples from the Web for applecart
And those confounded people must go and upset the applecart.Caesar's Wife
William Somerset Maugham
To anyone who has tho slightest acquaintance with Applecart the very idea of a platform is fantastic.
Without you I can't do anything but kick over the applecart for Whit Monk; and that sort of revenge is mighty unsatisfactory.Alias The Lone Wolf
Louis Joseph Vance
- a cart or barrow from which apples and other fruit are sold in the street
- upset the applecart to spoil plans or arrangements
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