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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Arjun Rampal feels his two daughters Mahikaa ( 10 years old) and Myra ( 7 years) are " little miracles, gifts from God" and confesses he spoils them rotten.
Their mother spoils them rotten in the week, then they spend long weekends with him.