a pushcart used by a vendor of .
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.
Without you I can’t do anything but kick over the applecart for Whit Monk; and that sort of revenge is mighty unsatisfactory.
Alias The Lone Wolf Louis Joseph Vance
And those confounded people must go and upset the applecart.
Caesar’s Wife William Somerset Maugham
To anyone who has tho slightest acquaintance with applecart the very idea of a platform is fantastic.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, February 25th, 1920 Various
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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