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applecart

[ap-uh l-kahrt] /ˈæp əlˌkɑrt/
noun
1.
a pushcart used by a vendor of apples.
Idioms
2.
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
1780-1790
First recorded in 1780-90; apple + cart
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applecart

/ˈæpəlˌkɑːt/
noun
1.
a cart or barrow from which apples and other fruit are sold in the street
2.
upset the applecart, to spoil plans or arrangements
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