Upset The Apple Cart

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Upset The Apple Cart : Phrases


Appears obvious,as in youths upsetting a cart; original intent: to throw a man down.



In the early to late 1800s
apple cart was wrestlers' slang for the body and down with his apple cart was to throw a man down.

Alternative: The Romans had a similar expression
Perii, plaustrum perculi - I am undone, I have upset my cart.

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