A baked dish of fruit, or meat and vegetables, typically with a top and base of pastry: a meat pie [mass noun]: a good meal of hot pie and peas [as modifier]: a pie dish
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- 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) —— as pie
- informal Very ——: using the camera was as easy as pieMore example sentences
- So many other countries have a system in place already to make it easy as pie to recycle just about anything that can be recycled.
- You can take someone out and they're nice as pie.
- One minute she could be sweet as pie, and the next she could be throwing dishes at me.
(as) nice (or sweet) as pie
- Extremely pleasant or polite: the girl she spoke to was as nice as pieMore 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 Used to describe or refer to something that is pleasant to contemplate but is very unlikely to be realized: don’t throw away a decent offer in pursuit of pie in the skyMore 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.
Used in names of birds that resemble the magpie, especially in having black-and-white plumage, e.g. tree pie.
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- The present investigation was carried out on oviductal activity during the annual ovarian cycle of the Indian tree pie.
- Ornithologists will know that the strangely-named Indian Tree Pie takes its name from a colourful Indian member of the crow family (Dendrocitta vagabunda).
- The Indian Tree Pie is a long-tailed chestnut-brown bird, with sooty head and neck.