American as apple pie

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American as apple pie

  1. (US, simile) Having characteristics considered quintessential to American life; very American.
    • 1932, Cyril Clemens, Josh Billings, Yankee Humorist‎, page 178:
      Josh Billings is as American as apple pie or the corncob pipe.
    • 1934, Jerry Wallace, A Parson at Large: Being an Account of Mason Locke Weems:
      The book is as American as apple pie, or spoon bread, or baked beans, and its influence must have been great during those times.


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