Definition of as American as apple pie in English:

as American as apple pie

phrase

North American
  • Typically American in character.

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