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no one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public
People will gladly accept something lowbrow or inferior, which makes them a prime source of income for others. The phrase is typically attributed to writer H.L. Mencken. A: "We can't pitch this script to the studio—it's truly awful!" B: "Oh please, no one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public!"
*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.
the idealistic notion that Americans are preoccupied with obtaining certain materialistic goals. The American dream of home ownership, a car in the garage, and a chicken in every pot started in the early thirties.
as American as apple pie
having qualities that are thought to be typical of the US or of the people of the US Blue jeans are as American as apple pie.
be as American as apple pie
to be typically American Country and western music is as American as apple pie.
Truth, justice, and the American Wayand TJATAW
phr. & comp. abb. a phrase said in response to impassioned declarations about almost anything. (This phrase was used to introduce the Superman radio and television programs.) Sure, Mom and apple pie, as well as TJATAW.