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- n. A neat and tidy arrangement or organization
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- perfect order or arrangement.
It was in apple-pie order — the bed neatly made, the wash-hand apparatus set in order, as though the occupant might return at any moment, every speck of dust removed — a tribute to Woodward’s reverent affection, but a depressing sight for an investigator.