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applecart

[ ap-uhl-kahrt ]
/ ˈæp əlˌkɑrt /
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noun

a pushcart used by a vendor of apples.

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Idioms for applecart

    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

First recorded in 1780–90; apple + cart
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British Dictionary definitions for applecart

applecart
/ (ˈæpəlˌkɑːt) /

noun

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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