pertaining to or embodying values perceived as traditionally American, or, more broadly, as unassailable: apple-pie virtues of individualism and hard work;an apple-pie issue that no politician could vote against.
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How to use apple-pie in a sentence
The process of co-opting black music and selling it back to the adoring public in whiteface is as American as apple pie.
In a nutshell, baijiu is to China what apple pie is to America, if not even more so.
In the eyes of voters, apparently politicians who say one thing, and do another, are as American as apple pie.Why Do Voters Stick With Hypocrites Like Scott DesJarlais? | Keli Goff | August 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Superman is as American as apple pie, in that both have their origins in the Middle East.Superman Is Jewish: The Hebrew Roots of America's Greatest Superhero | Rich Goldstein | August 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Contrary to what Jim DeMint and the Heritage Foundation may say, that stuff is as American as apple pie.Cleveland, LeBron James, and the 2016 Republican Convention | Lloyd Green | July 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Tessa was shallow and she sighed and asked her if she would take apple pie.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
“Come along quickly, or you will have an apple-pie bed made,” he said, in a low voice.Digby Heathcote | W.H.G. Kingston
I cannot find it among his papers—which, for the rest, are in apple-pie order.The Adventures of Harry Revel | Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
It was a neat building, with everything in apple-pie order, and no danger of anything; rusting there for want of oil.Cape Cod | Henry D. Thoreau
It was a neat building, with everything in apple-pie order, and no danger of anything rusting there for want of oil.