apple of discord

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apple of discord:

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in Greek mythology, son of Priam and Hecuba and brother of Hector. Because it was prophesied that he would cause the destruction of Troy, Paris was abandoned on Mt. Ida, but there he was raised by shepherds and loved by the nymph Oenone.
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"It could upset the apple cart for the entire tourist industry," Smith said.
Sure, we are seeing a few groundbreaking designs starting to percolate from the wombs of Detroit, but there still seems to be the sense of wanting to "play it safe" so as not to upset the apple cart. The Detroit design community needs to step outside of the confines of Motown and get a close-up and personal glimpse of what's happening in the rest of the world.
everybody turns on him because he's upset the apple cart."
"Some of them are on loan from Kaunus and they don't want to upset the apple cart.
There can be no doubt that the iPod upset the apple cart at Sony.
"I did not set out to upset the apple cart," Boss recalls.
Everyone who has come in has gelled and no-one has upset the apple cart."
"Revlon's under a lot of pressure, and Clairol's been sold [to Procter & Gamble Cod and all of that has really upset the apple cart in positioning and negotiating and setting up the incoming year."
"The longer they're here the less likely they'll upset the apple cart.'
'Even some of the loyalists like the incarnated Sharjeel Memon and Agha Siraj Durrani were contacted, but it was the PPP co-chairperson who finally upset the apple cart,' according to reports.
"The UK's departure from the EU has the most ability to upset the apple cart, with peer Taylor Wimpey recently reporting higherthan-expected construction material costs as builders stockpile ahead of Brexit.
NEWCASTLE Chemfica upset the apple cart with a 2-1 win at Premier Division leaders Newcastle University in the Challenge Cup.