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motherhood and apple pie

A core principle, value, belief, characteristic, aspect, etc., of the United States of America or its citizens. Sometimes used sarcastically or ironically. If you've ever wondered what it means to be an American, just look at Bob Fisk down the street—he's about as motherhood and apple pie as it gets. It doesn't surprise me at all that their tax overhaul would turn out this ridiculous—after all, convoluted taxes are as American as motherhood and apple pie.
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as American as motherhood and apple pie

Considered a core principle, value, belief, belief, characteristic, aspect, etc., of the United States of America or its citizens. Sometimes used sarcastically or ironically. A: "I've never really liked baseball." B: "Really? But it's as American as motherhood and apple pie!" It doesn't surprise me at all that their tax overhaul would turn out this ridiculous—after all, convoluted taxes are as American as 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.
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