applecart

[ap-uh l-kahrt]
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noun

a pushcart used by a vendor of apples.

Nearby words

  1. apple-pie,
  2. apple-pie bed,
  3. apple-pie order,
  4. apple-polish,
  5. appleby,
  6. appledrain,
  7. applejack,
  8. appleknocker,
  9. apples,
  10. apples and oranges

Idioms

    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

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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