American as apple pie typically or traditionally American, an intrinsic part of American culture (recorded from the mid 20th century).
apple-pie order perfect order or neatness, first recorded in a diary of the late 18th century (‘Their Persons Clean and in apple-Pie order on Sundays’).
an apple pie without some cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze rhyme reflecting traditional eating habits, recorded from the early 20th century.
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