(one's) applecart

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(one's) applecart

One's plans or goals. I'm worried that not making the Olympic team after so many years of hard work would totally upset Ben's applecart. Look, he's not trying to upset her applecart—he just needs to meet later in the day now, that's all.
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The treatment of Wallis Simpson provided a blueprint for the Windsors' coldly vicious snubbing of anyone who upsets their applecart.
The first royal scandal to get full media coverage, the treatment of Wallis Simpson provided a blueprint for the Windsors' coldly vicious snubbing of anyone who upsets their applecart.