as American as apple pie


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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.
See also: American, apple, pie
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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.
See also: American, 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.
See also: American, apple, pie
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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.