apple pie

apple-pie

[ap-uhl-pahy]
adjective
pertaining to or embodying traditional American values: apple-pie virtues; an apple-pie issue that no politician could vote against.
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apple pie
attested from 1580s, from apple + pie; apple-pie bed as a name for a prank is recorded from 1781.
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