a bed that has been short-sheeted as a joke.
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 Dictionary John Camden Hotten
But you see, Anne, this perhaps has irritated them more than an apple-pie bed.
I’ll Leave It To You Noel Coward
“Come along quickly, or you will have an apple-pie bed made,” he said, in a low voice.
Digby Heathcote W.H.G. Kingston
Listen again to one Montagu, a sixth-form boy who has caught a gang of dormitory roysterers preparing an apple-pie bed for him.
The Lighter Side of School Life Ian Hay
He was a Parisian, a former street arab, and I suspected him of having prepared an apple-pie bed in order to have a laugh at me.
Trooper 3809 Lionel Decle
I have it on absolute authority that Ermengarde once made another girl an apple-pie bed!
The Jolliest Term on Record Angela Brazil
(Brit) a way of making a bed so as to prevent the person from entering it
- 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
- Apple polisher
to curry favor with someone, especially in an obsequious or flattering manner. to curry favor with (someone). noun (informal) a sycophant; toady 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 see: polish the […]
stewed to a soft pulp and sometimes sweetened or spiced with cinnamon. Slang. nonsense; bunk. Contemporary Examples Ferguson has coated the aspirin, his financial tutorial, with applesauce. Inside Job: Hard Lessons Through Pretty Pictures Randall Lane October 14, 2010 Typically, latkes are served with either sour cream or applesauce. Mouth-Watering Potato Pancakes Jacquelynn D. Powers […]