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.
See also: rotten, spoil
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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.
See also: rotten, spoil
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

spoil somebody ˈrotten

(informal) give somebody everything they want or ask for: She spoils the kids rotten.
See also: rotten, somebody, spoil
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spoil

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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I took these skater kids to the Ocean Park Mall and the aquarium and I spoiled them rotten. That's the kind of childhood they deserve and I'm their family now and always there to love and support them.
He especially loved his cats and spoiled them rotten.