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    Default apple-pie order/ apple-pie virtues

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me your opinion concerning the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentence?

    Everything was in apple-pie order, ready for immediate occupation.

    apple-pie = perfect; exemplary: as in “put the room in apple-pie order”

    occupation = dwelling, living

    "Family, neighborhood, community are apple pie virtues, unassailable and unavoidable in political rhetoric"


    apple pie = of, relating to, or marked by values regarded as distinctively American:


    Thanks for your efforts.

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    Default Re: apple-pie order/ apple-pie virtues

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me your opinion concerning the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentence?

    Everything was in apple-pie order, ready for immediate occupation.

    apple-pie = perfect; exemplary: as in “put the room in apple-pie order”

    occupation = dwelling, living

    "Family, neighborhood, community are apple pie virtues, unassailable and unavoidable in political rhetoric"


    apple pie = of, relating to, or marked by values regarded as distinctively American:


    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****
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    Vil,

    You probably already know this, but just in case you don't, I

    wish to let you know about the saying "You're as American as

    apple pie." It is a wonderful compliment. Let's say that a person

    immigrates to the States when she is very young. Let's say that

    in college she tells someone that she was not born here. He might

    reply: Really? That's hard to believe. You speak, dress, act, and

    even think like an American. You're as American as apple pie!!!


    THANK YOU

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