apple of discord

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apple of discord:

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or Alexander,
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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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.
This market appears mature, but the drive for even lower prices in the downturn combines with innovations in technology to upset the apple cart.
Warnock is not afraid to try to upset the apple cart and will see the trip to St James' Park as an opportunity.
He said: "We are not expected to win a game but we have to see if we can upset the apple cart once or twice.
Arsenal are looking to win the league, they are the favourites and hopefully we can upset the apple cart.
Looking to upset the apple cart will be Shaun Hall (Ford) making his debut in the championships together with the improving Joel Webb (Labour) plus 12-year-old Harry Watson, who shot to fame when claiming the scalp of Jonathan Taylor a few months ago.
Would it have really upset the apple cart had they made an allowance on this occasion?
However, Pwllheli upset the apple cart just a minute after when from their first attack David Edwards halved the deficit with a well-struck shot.
As Emma's mental state becomes more precarious it doesn't take much to upset the apple cart.
A forecast outsider who could be primed to outrun its likely odds ENCHANTING SMILE could upset the apple cart in what is a decent-looking maiden at Lingfield (2.