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American as apple pie
Exemplary or indicative of American life, interests, or ideals (often stereotypically so). Baseball is as American as apple pie.
the American Dream
1. The belief that anyone can succeed (often with an emphasis on material gain) through hard work. The American Dream feels less attainable the more I am crushed by student loans.
2. The achievement of wealth and success. After years of hard work, we finally have a big house and successful careers. We're living the American Dream.
be as American as apple pie
To be exemplary or indicative of American life, interests, or ideals (often stereotypically so). Baseball is as American as apple pie.
*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.
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.
the American dream
COMMON The American dream is the idea that anybody can be successful in life, even if they are born poor. Part of the American dream is building a new business that creates jobs and financial independence.
as American as apple pietypically American in character.
1995 New York Times Magazine To reward people for something beyond merit is American as apple pie.
the American dreamthe ideal by which equality of opportunity is available to any American, allowing the highest aspirations and goals to be achieved.
as Aˌmerican as apple ˈpieused to say that something is typical of America: For me, baseball 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.