applecart


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  • noun

Words related to applecart

the planning that is disrupted when someone 'upsets the applecart'

a handcart from which apples and other fruit are sold in the street

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When someone comes along and upsets that applecart they can expect a good kicking.
took it upon himself to upset the Barton applecart when he said in an interview: "What is Joey Barton about?
Were Djokovic to upset the applecart and defeat Nadal in the semis, he would turn out for a seventh day in succession in Sunday's final - a huge ask for such an inexperienced campaigner.
IRELAND'S brave hopes of upsetting the All Blacks applecart were dashed by a succession of missed chances in Auckland yesterday.
I wasn't going to come back and upset the applecart in the middle of the Six Nations but when Scott was red-carded, I thought 'this is my opportunity'.
If top-rated Quevega were given the chance - unlikely, I admit - she could conceivably upset the applecart.
The 19-year-old upset the applecart at last month's Duel in the Pool meet against Germany, downing Olympic medallists Aldington and Jackson in the 800m freestyle in Swansea.
ALEX McLeish has reaf-firmed his determination not to upset the applecart in the transfer window.
Struggling Croesyceiliog really upset the title applecart holding leaders Ton Pentre to a goalless draw at their Woodland Road ground in a game which featured a second-half free-for-all and resulted in both teams being a man down.
McCormack feels they have enough guality to upset the applecart unless Widnes treat them with due respect.
On X Factor, Andy, the humble dustman, very nearly upset the applecart.
Elcock split from his highprofile promoter Frank Maloney 18 months ago, but is adamant he can fill venues such as the NIA, as long as he can upset the applecart in Devon.
The other side of the coin, is I'm not going to upset the applecart with the lads we've got in terms of a vast amount of wages.
We didn't want to upset the applecart but I think he will be the No 9 here next season.
Button and Japanese team-mate Takuma Sato began the season determined to upset the Formula One applecart, and Button's fourth podium finish of 2004 and equal-best finish ever keeps him in contention for the driver's title.