American as apple pie

American as apple pie

Exemplary or indicative of American life, interests, or ideals (often stereotypically so). Baseball is as American as apple pie.
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*American as apple pie

Cliché quintessential American. (*Also: as ~.) A small house with a white picket fence is supposed to be as American as apple pie.
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American as apple pie

If something or someone is as American as apple pie, they are typical of the American way of life. Jeans are as American as apple pie and old jeans show a touch of class. Note: Apple pie is a traditional dessert that is thought of as typically American.
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as American as apple pie

typically American in character.
1995 New York Times Magazine To reward people for something beyond merit is American as apple pie.
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as Aˌmerican as apple ˈpie

used to say that something is typical of America: For me, baseball is as American as apple pie.
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Whether anybody likes it or not, hip-hop is as American as apple pie.
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Instead of considering them aberrations, what if we considered the outrage, malevolence, and discontent of the people who commit politically motivated crimes--not to mention their goofiness, narcissism, and outright insanity--to be just as American as apple pie in the land of the free and the home of the brave?
They are about as American as apple pie, baseball and arguing about politics across your plate of barbecue.
The varied voices and experiences that make up this collection strike one common chord sung succinctly by Suheir Hammad (India): "I will never be as American as apple pie.
Add a baked potato, a salad and garlic bread, and you had a meal as American as apple pie.
Although the printed yellow pages are as American as apple pie and baseball, we are introducing a new technology which takes printed yellow pages into the 21st Century with the added benefit of saving consumers time and money," commented Vinod Gupta, chairman and chief executive officer of infoUSA.
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