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  • n  an unexpected winner; someone who defeats the favorite competitor

  • Shrimpy, the beatific upsetter causes trouble that the straight-man Paul must correct.
  • Now Blood-letter Paul Thomas Anderson is the potential upsetter; and Jason Reitman, 30-year-old son of Canadian comedy conglomerator Ivan Reitman, is the scion to watch.
  • Samuel Harden Church, 85, president of the philanthropic Carnegie Institute since 1914, upsetter of diplomatic apple carts; in Pittsburgh.
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  • Nicolas Jaar's New 'Other People' Label Includes the Same People From His Old Label
    House music upsetter Nicolas Jaar is launching a brand new label — sort of. According to RA , Other People will kick things off with a showcase compilation dubbed Trust on September 2, but the lineup of artists amassed for the set look suspiciously similar to those who've been releasing music through the American-Chilean producer's Clown & Sunset imprint...
    July 19, 2013 - Spin

  • TS Eliot in The Weekly Standard
    Such an artist, as TS Eliot said, is "always alone, being heterodox when everyone else is orthodox and orthodox when everyone else is heterodox. He is the perpetual upsetter of conventional values, the restorer of the real."

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