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apple pie

Syllabification: ap·ple pie

Definition of apple pie in English:

noun

1A pie made with apples.
1.1North American Used to represent a cherished ideal of comfort and familiarity: to say I’m fed up with the Olympics is like being against motherhood and apple pie
More example sentences
  • Like motherhood and apple pie, policing is something a city can't help but get behind - philosophically and financially.
  • This statement, with its aspects of ‘motherhood and apple pie,’ is one I fully agree with.
  • For some politicians, it's as easy as a vote for motherhood and apple pie.

Phrases

as American as apple pie

1
North American Typically American in character.
Example sentences
  • If violence, as the saying goes, is as American as apple pie, it's also been as common in American movie theaters as popcorn.
  • French fries are at least as American as apple pie.
  • Ironically, financially, and in terms of their behavior, they're often as American as apple pie.

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