Chiefly New England. a deep-dish apple pie or cobbler, usually sweetened with molasses.
- Apple pie
pertaining to or embodying traditional American values: apple-pie virtues; an apple-pie issue that no politician could vote against. Contemporary Examples As all-around marvelous as motherhood and apple pie; pretty much everyone is theoretically in favor. How Product Labeling Killed Some Truly Righteous Weed and Might Even Raise Your Hospital Bill Megan McArdle May 7, 2013 […]
- Apple-pie bed
a bed that has been short-sheeted as a joke. Historical Examples Fortunately, however, I have a very good answer to this apple-pie bed charge. Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, October 6, 1920 Various apple-pie bed, a trick played at schools on new comers, or on any boy disliked by the rest. The Slang […]
- Apple-pie order
excellent or perfect order: Her desk is always in apple-pie order. Historical Examples It was a neat building, with everything in apple-pie order, and no danger of anything; rusting there for want of oil. Cape Cod Henry D. Thoreau My striker appears to have put everything in apple-pie order. Uncle Sam’s Boys as Lieutenants H. […]
to curry favor with someone, especially in an obsequious or flattering manner. to curry favor with (someone). verb To flatter and pamper in order to gain personal advantage; curry favor; brown-nose, SUCK UP TO someone: He started apple-polishing the captain as soon as he got on board