motherhood and apple pie

motherhood and apple pie

Fig. an often parodied sentiment expressed about allegedly quintessential elements of American home life. Fred is so old-fashioned. Everything about old times is good to him. He's all motherhood and apple pie.
See also: and, apple, pie
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Explained pollster Mark Mellman, "Few topics other than motherhood and apple pie can muster over 90 percent support, but labeling GE-foods is one of those few views held almost unanimously.
Advocating support for the private sector is like extolling the virtues of motherhood and apple pie.
Vision 2019 reads like a motherhood and apple pie wish list for the future.
It attracted widespread public support, in a motherhood and apple pie sort of way, since no one dared to suggest that the logistics of actually delivering might prove costly and difficult.
Making a generalization like that is the same as if someone said, ``That is why all right wingers hate motherhood and apple pie.
I know that some will say that I am proposing to tax motherhood and apple pie, but it is not parents and children who benefit from zero rating at the moment, but retailers.
It's a motherhood and apple pie project that will bring joy to everyone in the city.
If both motherhood and apple pie are a thing of the past since you became an empty-nester, loosen up now and then and take Marie Antoinette's advice.
I am proposing to tax motherhood and apple pie,and as we all know,motherhood and apple pie are sacrosanct'' said Mr Bolkestein.
In short, as the latest manifestation of this deeply ingrained Puritan heritage, environmentalism is as American as motherhood and apple pie.
No one can speak against it, it is a motherhood and apple pie concept and this means that no one much wants to speak for it either.