Upset The Applecart – Idiom Of The Day For IELTS

Upset The Applecart
IDIOM OF THE DAY BY IELTSMATERIAL - UPSET THE APPLECART

Upset The Applecart – Idiom Of The Day For IELTS Speaking.

Definition: 

cause trouble or spoil people’s plans

Example:

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“Remember to give me your report on  Monday. You don’t want to upset the applecart, do you?.”

“I’m so sorry because of my mistakes. I definitely upset the applecart.”

Exercise: 

  1. Choose the suitable idiom to complete the sentence below.
    “Let’s just agree with the plan. We don’t want to ______________”
    A. stuck in a rut.
    B. upset the applecart.
    C. run out of patience.
    D. go out like a light.
  2. Describe the time when you made a mistake. Try to use this idiom in your speech. You should say:
    – When it happened
    – What you did
    – Why it was a mistake
    And explain the lessons you learn from it.
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