What is the origin of the idiom 'Upset the Applecart'?
Origin: Originated from the 1800s whereby a farmer would bring his applecart loaded with neatly piled, fresh apples for sale. Along comes a clumsy oaf who knocks over the cart, spilling all the apples.The farmer's plan to sell the apples is spoiled.
during class i got assigned "call you to the carpet" as an idiom. my teachers idiom book says it s origin is that in a royal kingdom they didn't put carpet in the servants' rooms because it was too expensive, so when they called them to discus something they were calling them to the carpet because the royalty had carpeted floors