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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Ever hear the phrase, "American as apple pie?" Well, even apple pie isn't that American.
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Conspiracy is as American as apple pie!" says Jim Fetzer.
Perhaps struggling with savings and management is as American as apple pie.
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?
The late Peter Gzowski, radio talk show host extraordinaire, once asked his listeners to complete the line `As Canadian as ...', and cited the familiar 'as American as apple pie', `as British as suet pudding', `as French as wine and cheese'.
According to a lengthy hatchet job authored by Heather Koerner, the PTA seems to be "as American as apple pie" but is really a high-powered lobbying organization that promotes political correctness and a liberal agenda.
This attraction for the spiritual value of work is as American as apple pie. But Harper is about more than adding another brick to the glorified wall built around the self by the likes of Robert Frost to signal rugged individualism.
Have you ever heard the saying "as American as apple pie?" Apples are America's favorite fruit to eat.
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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." Yet, this realization is not to be seen as loss or with regret.
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