Apple

apple pie order

Meaning: neat and tidy in the arrangement

Example: My mother is always cleaning. The house is in apple-pie order. Read on

apples to oranges

Meaning: the items that cannot be compared with each other

Example: We cannot compare Sara and Salina. They are apples and oranges. Read on

apples to apples

Meaning: having a fair comparison between the two things

Example: To find out who is stronger is the apples to apples measure their capability to win the first prize in the field of Olympics. Read on

apple polisher

Meaning: a flatterer; toady

Example: Even with her boss looking very untidy, Mel still complimented her and this showed her to be an apple polisher. Read on

upset the applecart

Meaning: spoil or disrupt a plan or arrangement

Example: We had planned to hold a get-together in the evening, but bad weather upset the applecart. Read on

apple of eye

Meaning: the person of whom one is extremely fond, favorite, loving

Example: She has three children, but her youngest son is the apple of her eye. Read on

apple of discord

Meaning: something that causes trouble or unhappiness

Example: The right to host the next Olympic games has become an apple of discord between the two countries. Read on

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double whammy

Meaning: situation where two bad things happen at the same time

Example: Boss fired me from the job and I lost my wallet too, what a double whammy? Read on

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