upset the apple cart


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upset the apple cart

Fig. to mess up or ruin something. Tom really upset the apple cart by telling Mary the truth about Jane. I always knew he'd tell secrets and upset the apple cart.
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So rather than upset the apple cart, why not shift power to Terry Venables and let McClaren work within the set-up?
But the Prime Minister does set a radical new target for achievement which is bound to upset the apple cart.
But it's a chance for us to upset the apple cart and stop their run.
He (Ouma) is trying to upset the apple cart, so until around midnight (tonight), I'm going to be worried,'' DiBella said.
You have players on loan from Kaunas and nobody wants to upset the apple cart.
Bolton, on the other hand, have been one of the most profitable sides in the Premiership for punters to follow, and I expect Big Sam's men to upset the apple cart yet again on Tyneside.
And in between times, we'll have the Scottish Cup final when Dundee will be hoping they can upset the apple cart against Rangers.
But while Zema's in, I'm not going to upset the apple cart by ranting and raving.
Without being too harsh, when Jim Smith came in last season he kind of upset the apple cart.
New generation aggregators from Ascend, Cisco, Nortel and new entrant Unisphere (Redstone) promise to upset the apple cart.
On this occasion, however, Shepley will have home advantage and will not need a further warning on the match-changing capabilities of the Bradford League club's skipper Richard Whitehurst (who threatened to upset the apple cart in last year's final at Spen Victoria when he crashed 83 off 38 balls).
MANY may ask, as the next round of council budget cuts looms, why is LCC head honcho Anderson so keen on getting the opposition parties involved even after the last time when the oh-so depleted LibDem crowd decided to upset the apple cart at the last minute?
Mourayan might upset the apple cart, but I can't see it happening.
And I really don't want to upset the apple cart as there is a great spirit within the group.
Teesside fans will benefit from a financial bonanza this weekend if Boro can upset the apple cart and shoot down Man United.