apple of discord

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Etymology[edit]

With reference to Eris' (Discordia) golden apple in Greek mythology, inscribed ‘for the fairest female’, which sparked dissent among the gods and led to the judgment of Paris, and ultimately to the Trojan war.

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apple of discord (plural apples of discord)

  1. An object or topic which sows dissension and anger; something which causes strife, argument or rivalry.

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