Apple Pie Bed






Apple Pie Bed : Phrases



Meaning:

A practical joke type bed in which the bottom sheet is folded back upon itself, thereby making it impossible for the occupant to stretch out his or her legs.


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Origin:

The phrase is an Anglicised version of the French "nappé pliè" - a folded sheet. Apple pie order; probably from the same origin as "apple pie bed" (i.e. a folded sheet in French). Such sheets are neat and tidy.


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