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 deal fell through.


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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 — 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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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