Not too long ago, we explored the expression “As American as apple pie” and other “as . . . as” expressions in English. To celebrate the upcoming fall season, today we are looking at expressions with apple. Apples and pumpkins are the fruits most often associated with fall, and there are many expressions with apple that English speakers use on a regular basis.
Idioms with “apple”
An apple a day keeps the doctor away
The apple of (someone’s) eye
Apples and oranges
The Big Apple
“How ’bout them apples?” and “How do you like them apples?”
A rotten apple spoils the barrel
Upset the apple cart
To get yourself in the fall spirit, why not do something incredibly American: eat apple pie! This article in SF Weekly provides an excellent list of the best pie places in San Francisco. Sweet potato pie, peach cobbler, banana cream pie . . . the city is full of bakeries cooking up these delectable treats! San Diego Magazine also offers a great list of pie companies in San Diego. You can’t go wrong with a strawberry rhubarb or cherry pie! For even more pie information, check out our post on the best pies and desserts.