Definition of applecart
: a plan, system, situation, or undertaking that may be disrupted or terminated upset the applecart
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Trump’s applecart-upsetting comments during his first European visit as president sent shockwaves through the transatlantic community, with some observers like Ivo Daalder, the former US ambassador to NATO, calling the moment a turning point.
Sit on your hands in September when an urge to make changes could upset an important applecart.
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