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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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banana republic

Meaning: a small, poor country with a weak, corrupt or dishonest government

Example: If the current Prime Minister wins the election again, nobody can save our country from becoming a banana republic. Read on

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