Upset The Apple Cart
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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