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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My husband spoils her rotten with treats and she knows she's the boss of the house.
Kara'' is very smart, and my husband spoils her rotten.
Rotten Meanwhile, her childhood friend Charlotte (Jennifer Cody) is the daughter of a rich businessman (John Goodman) who spoils her rotten.
Trust me, in a year or so she'll see for herself that her dad spoils her rotten.
Hollie has an older brother Joshua who absolutely adores her and spoils her rotten.