in apple-pie order

Definition of in apple-pie order

informal
:arranged neatly or perfectly :in perfect order
  • Everything in the cupboard was (arranged) in apple-pie order.

Word by Word Definitions

apple-pie play
  1. : excellent, perfect

  2. : of, relating to, or characterized by traditionally American values (such as honesty or simplicity)

order play
  1. : to put in order : arrange

  2. : to give an order to : command

  3. : destine, ordain

  1. : a group of people united in a formal way: such as

  2. : a fraternal society

  3. : a community under a religious rule


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