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apple pie

apple pie In North American usage, apple pie is used to represent a cherished ideal of homeliness (often in the extended phrase, motherhood and apple pie, as the type of values regarded as deserving unquestioning support).
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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