spoil (one) rotten

(redirected from spoil me rotten)

spoil (one) rotten

To cause one to expect to receive everything they want by always giving it to them. In this phrase, "rotten" is an intensifier. I think some grandparents believe it's their duty to spoil their grandchildren rotten.
See also: rotten, spoil

spoiled rotten

Fig. indulged in; greatly spoiled. This kid is spoiled rotten! I was spoiled rotten when I was a child, so I'm used to this kind of wasteful luxury.
See also: rotten, spoil

spoil somebody ˈrotten

(informal) give somebody everything they want or ask for: She spoils the kids rotten.
See also: rotten, somebody, spoil
References in periodicals archive ?
Polished shoes Combed hair Sitting in his chair Humming a jazz tune He gave a warm smile As he hugged and kept me close He''d take me to the shops And spoil me rotten Although I never asked him to Then one day he picked up his tool bag And walked out the door Nobody every dreamed he would never come home However God thought it was his time Sent him packing up there With histoolbagstillinhand But it seemed God never considered the pain it would cause But my Grandys in a better place now So my family should just pause And think of all the happy times we had Chloe Hughes, age 14, Fairfield
You spoil me rotten, not that you should do But you are my granny.