apple of discord

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apple of discord

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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a golden apple inscribed "For the fairest". It was claimed by Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite, to whom Paris awarded it, thus beginning a chain of events that led to the Trojan War
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Noun1.apple of discord - (classical mythology) a golden apple thrown into a banquet of the gods by Eris (goddess of discord--who had not been invited)apple of discord - (classical mythology) a golden apple thrown into a banquet of the gods by Eris (goddess of discord--who had not been invited); the apple had `for the fairest' written on it and Hera and Athena and Aphrodite all claimed it; when Paris (prince of Troy) awarded it to Aphrodite it began a chain of events that led to the Trojan War
trophy, prize - something given as a token of victory
classical mythology - the system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together; much of Roman mythology (especially the gods) was borrowed from the Greeks
Translations
سَبَب شِقاق، مَثار نِزاع
jablko sváru
stridens æble
manzana de la discordia
Erisz almája
mela della discordia
twistappel
príčina nepriateľstva
anlaşmazlık nedenitartışma kaynağı

apple of discord

something attractive that causes envy and quarrels among people who think they deserve it. The right to host the Olympic Games is an apple of discord between the two countries.
the apple of someone's eye
a person or thing (that) is greatly loved. She is the apple of her father's eye.
upset the apple cart
to bring into disorder. The football team were doing very well when their best player upset the apple cart by breaking his leg.
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Watch out, folks, a conspiracy is afoot to thwart the Senate elections and to generally upset the apple cart.
New Year's Day provided little respite for Jon Whitney's Saddlers, who were tasked with attempting to curtail the Pilgrims' five-match unbeaten run but were unable to upset the apple cart at Home Park.
Bontnewydd upset the apple cart in the Gwynedd League Safeflue Shield with a 6-0 away hammering of in-form Holyhead Town.
And up pops this dissenting bunch to upset the apple cart.
And certain members of the local community (and woah, do they all have their own secrets), do not welcome this couple whose news could upset the apple cart.
And certain members of the local community (and, woah, do they all have their own secrets), do not welcome this couple whose news could upset the apple cart.
Despite being tucked nicely in mid-table, Grayson believes Preston can upset the apple cart at Boro tomorrow - but is well aware of the Teessiders' attacking talents.
True, Crystal Palace did upset the apple cart last week, but normal service was resumed against Fiorentina, and, with 12 matches left and a 10-point advantage over fifth-placed Manchester United, a minimum of fourth place has been virtually assured.
I'm sure that's still the case - he doesn't want to upset the apple cart.
Another non-Team Sky rider who could upset the apple cart is Adam Yates, who has had an impressive rst season as a professional with Orica-GreenEdge.
LAHORE -- In his latest poke at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf captain Imran Khan, Punjab law minister, Rana Sanullah called him a petty rabble-rouser, who was always trying to upset the apple cart.
It sounds as if your new daughter-in-law doesn't want a relationship with her husband's family, and he permits it -- either because he agrees or, more likely, because he doesn't want to upset the apple cart.