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apple-pie

[ap-uh l-pahy]
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  1. pertaining to or embodying traditional American values: apple-pie virtues; an apple-pie issue that no politician could vote against.
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  • Can he keep things in apple-pie order, and do half a dozen at once?

    Farm Ballads

    Will Carleton

  • He surveyed the apple-pie order of the interior with vast satisfaction.

    Slaves of Mercury

    Nat Schachner

  • And he was devoted to his books, which were in apple-pie order.

    Heart of Darkness

    Joseph Conrad

  • I cannot find it among his papers—which, for the rest, are in apple-pie order.

    The Adventures of Harry Revel</p>

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

  • Mr. Slee says everything will be in apple-pie order to-morrow.

    They and I

    Jerome K. Jerome