spoil (one) rotten

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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.
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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.
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spoil somebody ˈrotten

(informal) give somebody everything they want or ask for: She spoils the kids rotten.
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"Now that they're out, I just want to bring Connor home, spoil him rotten, and bring him back down to earth before the group get out there again."
The source added that it would make him really happy, as he always wanted a little boy and not only does he want to spoil him rotten but also teach him a lot.
Do something different this weekend No dad can resist a nice tasty treat especially on Father''s Day, so why not spend some time in the kitchen in order to spoil him rotten tomorrow.
The timing isn't ideal as my nephew, Wil, is visiting and I wanted to spoil him rotten.
"Everyone wants to spoil him rotten when people see him trotting down the road or strolling into their garden.
"The family adore him and spoil him rotten, especially the grandparents.
It's not like you're leaving him with a stranger and let's face it his gran will probably spoil him rotten.
As the A-level student settles down under the glare of 24-hour TV cameras his mates are selling photos so they can spoil him rotten when he returns to Blaenau Ffestiniog.
'We call him our little boy and spoil him rotten,' says Rebecca.
'We are trying to spoil him rotten at the moment to make him forget what happened, but I'm worried about the emotional trauma.'
Rather than go on if he isn't enjoying his racing, he can go back to the Browns' stud and she'll spoil him rotten."
Marc, 27, who works as a fork lift truck driver, added: "We never expected to be visiting him in hospital on Christmas Day, so this December with his first birthday and his first Christmas at home, we are going to spoil him rotten. We can't wait."
"Damian's very lucky, actually, because he's got a lot of godfathers, and they all spoil him rotten. Hugh adores him and it works very well indeed."
It was tough but now that I am back I can spoil him rotten."