upset the applecart

to cause trouble, especially by spoiling someone's plans.

I don't want to upset the applecart now by asking you to change the date for the meeting.


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  • upset\ the\ applecart — • 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 applecart — phrase to spoil someone’s plan or arrangement Thesaurus: to have a bad effect, or to reduce a good effectsynonym Main entry: applecart * * * spoil a plan or disturb the status quo …   Useful english dictionary

  • upset the applecart — or[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 success. * /John …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • upset the applecart — or[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 success. * /John …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • upset the applecart —    If you upset (or overturn) the applecart, you spoil a satisfactory plan or situation.     I hope Julie doesn t attend the meeting; she could upset the applecart …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • upset the applecart — ruin or spoil a plan or idea Try not to upset the applecart as we have spent a lot of time working on this project. расстроить планы, спутать все карты The moment he referred to that incident of last summer, he uрset the aррlecart and the whole… …   Idioms and examples

  • upset the applecart — verb to spoil carefully laid plans or arrangements; to spoil something I dont want to upset the applecart, but I dont think that will work, at all …   Wiktionary

  • upset the applecart — to spoil someone s plan or arrangement …   English dictionary

  • upset the applecart —  Create confusion (e.g. spoil a plan) …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • don't upset the applecart — If you are advised not to upset the applecart, you are being told not to disturb the way things are done because it might ruin things …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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