upset the apple cart
phrasal to disturb or overturn a natural or stable order

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • upset the apple cart — see ↑upset, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑apple upset the apple cart see ↑upset, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑cart upset the apple cart informal : to do something that changes or spoils a …   Useful english dictionary

  • upset the apple cart — If you upset the apple cart, you cause trouble and upset people …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • upset the apple cart — ► upset the apple cart spoil a plan. Main Entry: ↑apple …   English terms dictionary

  • upset the apple-cart — To throw plans into confusion • • • Main Entry: ↑apple …   Useful english dictionary

  • upset the apple cart — Digest 22/2002 to disturb the status quo; to shake up the existing situation The new president was installed and immediately upset the apple cart by appointing his own people to various positions in the administration. Similar to: rock the boat.… …   Idioms and examples

  • upset the apple cart —    If you upset the apple cart, you cause trouble and upset people.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Upset the apple cart —   If you upset the apple cart, you cause trouble and upset people …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • upset the apple cart — cause a major problem, stop progress    You will upset the apple cart if you tell your folks we re moving …   English idioms

  • upset\ the\ apple\ cart — • upset the applecart • upset one s applecart v. phr. informal To ruin a plan or what is being done, often by surprise or accident; change how things are or are being done, often unexpectedly; ruin or mix up another person s success or plan for… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • upset the apple cart — spoil a plan. → apple …   English new terms dictionary

  • upset the apple cart — confuse the order of events, cause chaos …   English contemporary dictionary

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