1A baked dish of fruit, or meat and vegetables, typically with a top and base of pastry.
- Biscuits, cakes, pastries, meat pies, sausages, hard cheese, butter and foods containing lard, coconut or palm oil all tend to be high in saturated fats.
- Put the potato into a piping bag with a 2cm plain nozzle and pipe on to the meat mixture in the pie dish.
- Pour the cooled sauce over the chicken and vegetables in the pie dish and cover with puff pastry.
Middle English: probably the same word as pie2, the various combinations of ingredients being compared to objects randomly collected by a magpie.
(as) easy as pie
- informal Very easy.Example sentences
- His light, super-speedy footwork gave his dancing a distinctive snap, and he made it all look easy as pie.
- It's easy as pie -- when you know how to do it.
- It's as easy as Pie. Today I had my final lesson on what has to be one of THE most boring topics in mathematics.
(as) nice (or sweet) as pie
- Extremely pleasant or polite.Example sentences
- She would act all sweet as pie until the director shouted, ‘Action!’
- "When I'm off the pitch, I will be as nice as pie. I'll sign autographs, I'll smile, but as soon as I cross the white line, I am there to win the game."
- She could be as nice as pie in a few days, that's been the pattern recently.
a piece (or slice) of the pie
- A share of an amount of money or business available to be claimed or distributed: orchestras have seen cultural rivals get a bigger piece of the pieMore example sentences
- But licensing money is a slice of the pie by which all major leaguers are created essentially equal, with their payments based solely on service time, not on star power.
- If we sell the house and in 10 years' time somebody gets permission, we might as well get a slice of the pie.
- With the EU expanding the real concern is that existing farmers will see their supports further eroded as new member states get a slice of the pie.
pie in the sky
- informal Something that is pleasant to contemplate but is very unlikely to be realized.Example sentences
- It's probably pie in the sky to say we could unionize them, but that's what I'd like to see.
- And obtaining permission to hold a demonstration, well that's just pie in the sky.
- I had to convince them that my plans to renovate it weren't just pie in the sky and persuade them that I'd actually finish it.