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Typically American in character:‘they have made violence as American as apple pie’
- ‘To most of us, the idea of students toiling over homework at the kitchen table seems as American as apple pie.’
- ‘It is as American as apple pie and we will take our slice of the body politic, thank you.’
- ‘Dude ranches have since become a fixture in the U.S., as American as apple pie and baseball.’
- ‘Unfortunately, and I'm sad to say, this story has become as American as apple pie.’
- ‘But if there's one thing that sociolinguists know better than most, it's that dialect prejudice is as American as apple pie.’
- ‘If violence, as the saying goes, is as American as apple pie, it's also been as common in American movie theaters as popcorn.’
- ‘Ironically, financially, and in terms of their behavior, they're often as American as apple pie.’
- ‘Informed dissent is what makes a democracy function and is as American as apple pie.’
- ‘French fries are at least as American as apple pie.’
- ‘Blue jeans will no longer be as American as apple pie.’
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