apple-pie\ order


apple-pie\ order
n. phr. informal
Exact orderly arrangement, neatness; tidy arrangement.

The house was in apple-pie order.

Like a good secretary, she kept the boss's desk in apple-pie order.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Apple-pie order — Apple pie Ap ple pie A pie made of apples (usually sliced or stewed) with spice and sugar. [1913 Webster] {Apple pie bed}, a bed in which, as a joke, the sheets are so doubled (like the cover of an apple turnover) as to prevent any one from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apple pie order — Everything is in perfect order and tidy if it is in apple pie order …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • apple-pie order — ► NOUN ▪ perfect order …   English terms dictionary

  • apple-pie order — n. Informal neat, orderly condition …   English World dictionary

  • apple-pie order — excellent or perfect order: Her desk is always in apple pie order. [1770 80] * * * ˌapple pie ˈorder 7 [apple pie order] noun uncountable the state of being very carefully and neatly arranged • Everything was in apple pie order …   Useful english dictionary

  • apple-pie order —    If something is in apple pie order, it is well organized or in perfect order.     They made sure the house was in apple pie order before their parents arrived back home …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • apple-pie order — {n. phr.}, {informal} Exact orderly arrangement, neatness; tidy arrangement. * /The house was in apple pie order./ * /Like a good secretary, she kept the boss s desk in apple pie order./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • apple-pie order — {n. phr.}, {informal} Exact orderly arrangement, neatness; tidy arrangement. * /The house was in apple pie order./ * /Like a good secretary, she kept the boss s desk in apple pie order./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • apple-pie order — noun (U) be in applepie order to be in perfect order or perfectly arranged: His tools are always in apple pie order …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • apple-pie order — excellent or perfect order: Her desk is always in apple pie order. [1770 80] * * * …   Universalium


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.