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What is the origin of the idiom 'Upset the Applecart'?


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2008-05-14 10:46:28
2008-05-14 10:46:28

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.


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