applecart
applecart applecart n. 1. the planning that is disrupted when someone "upsets the applecart". [WordNet 1.5]

2. a cart from which apples and other fruit are sold in the street. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • applecart — noun 1. the planning that is disrupted when someone upsets the applecart • Hypernyms: ↑planning, ↑preparation, ↑provision 2. a handcart from which apples and other fruit are sold in the street • Hypernyms: ↑handcart, ↑pushcart, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • applecart — See: UPSET THE APPLECART or UPSET ONE S APPLECART …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • applecart — See: UPSET THE APPLECART or UPSET ONE S APPLECART …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • applecart — /ap euhl kahrt /, n. 1. a pushcart used by a vendor of apples. 2. upset the or 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. [1780… …   Universalium

  • applecart — See: upset the applecart or upset one s applecart …   Словарь американских идиом

  • applecart — [[t]æ̱p(ə)lkɑː(r)t[/t]] PHRASE: V inflects If you upset the applecart, you do something which causes a plan, system, or arrangement to go wrong. They may also be friends of the chairman, so they are reluctant to upset the applecart …   English dictionary

  • applecart — /ˈæpəlkat/ (say apuhlkaht) noun 1. a cart or market barrow for apples. –phrase 2. upset the applecart, to disrupt plans. {Phrase Origin: In late 18th century British English applecart also meant the human body , and a plan (a dialect use). All… …   Australian English dictionary

  • applecart — noun Date: 1788 a plan, system, situation, or undertaking that may be disrupted or terminated < upset the applecart > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • applecart — ap|ple|cart [ æpl,kart ] noun upset the applecart to spoil someone s plan or arrangement …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • applecart — UK [ˈæp(ə)lˌkɑː(r)t] / US [ˈæp(ə)lˌkɑrt] noun upset the applecart …   English dictionary

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