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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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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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tv. to kill someone. It was Joel Cairo’s job to make sure that nobody got close enough to Mr. Big to spoil him.
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