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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SHE rules the roost while spoiling you rotten - so it's no wonder the mammy is Ireland's favourite relative.
Not surprisingly, many of the best ones can be found at luxurious hotels where spoiling you rotten is business as usual.
You'll recognise them because they're always hugging everyone - and spoiling you rotten.
They sound like loving and caring people who've made the mistake of spoiling you rotten. Parents can unconsciously use money to control their grown children and children can continually ask for financial assistance as a way to avoid growing up and taking responsibility for themselves.