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English definition of “upset the apple cart”

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upset the apple cart

to cause trouble, especially by spoiling someone's plans
Translations of “upset the apple cart”
in Chinese (Traditional) 製造麻煩, (尤指)打亂計劃…
in Chinese (Simplified) 制造麻烦, (尤指)打乱计划…
(Definition of upset the apple cart from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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