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    apple-cheeked dictator

    "The pre-war era was a period whose apple-cheeked
    dictator was Doris Day."
    Do the following have figurative meanings?
    1. apple-cheeked: just 'red-cheeked'?
    2. dictator: 'dictatorial person' or 'most popular singer'?
    Thank you.

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    Re: apple-cheeked dictator

    Quote Originally Posted by Itasan View Post
    "The pre-war era was a period whose apple-cheeked
    dictator was Doris Day."
    Do the following have figurative meanings?
    1. apple-cheeked: just 'red-cheeked'?
    2. dictator: 'dictatorial person' or 'most popular singer'?
    The phrase "apple-cheeked" does, I think, mean either shaped like apples or red like apples. Doris Day in her era was an icon of popular culture. I suppose you could say she dominated pop culture the way a dictaor might dominate a country.

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    Re: apple-cheeked dictator

    Oh, I see.
    Thank you very much, RonBee.

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