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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.
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Fireworks on the Fourth of July are as American as apple pie, and each year a large number of communities across the United States celebrate the nation's independence with a big bang.