tied to the apron strings of

tied to the apron strings of
be attached to, cling to

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  • apron strings — /ˈeɪprən strɪŋz/ (say aypruhn stringz) plural noun 1. the ties of an apron. –phrase 2. tied to the apron strings, emotionally dependent on or bound to a person, as a child is to its mother …  

  • To be tied to a mother's apron strings — Apron string A pron string The string of an apron. [1913 Webster] {To be tied to a wife s apron strings} or {To be tied to a mother s apron strings}, to be unduly controlled by a wife or mother. [1913 Webster] He was so made that he could not… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be tied to a wife's apron strings — Apron string A pron string The string of an apron. [1913 Webster] {To be tied to a wife s apron strings} or {To be tied to a mother s apron strings}, to be unduly controlled by a wife or mother. [1913 Webster] He was so made that he could not… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • (tied to) somebody's apron strings — (tied to) sb s apron strings idiom (too much under) the influence and control of sb • The British prime minister is too apt to cling to Washington s apron strings. Main entry: ↑apronidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • tied to someone's apron strings — idi tied to someone s apron strings, dependent on or dominated by the other person: tied to his mother s apron strings[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • apron strings — 1. the strings on an apron, used for securing it around one s person. 2. tie to someone s apron strings, to make or be dependent on or dominated by someone: He has never married because he s tied to his mother s apron strings. [1535 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • apron strings — 1. the strings on an apron, used for securing it around one s person. 2. tie to someone s apron strings, to make or be dependent on or dominated by someone: He has never married because he s tied to his mother s apron strings. [1535 45] …   Useful english dictionary

  • apron strings — a′pron strings n. cvb the securing strings on an apron • tied to someone s apron strings Etymology: 1535–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • Apron string — A pron string The string of an apron. [1913 Webster] {To be tied to a wife s apron strings} or {To be tied to a mother s apron strings}, to be unduly controlled by a wife or mother. [1913 Webster] He was so made that he could not submit to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • someone's apron strings — (tied to) someone s apron strings (too much under) the influence and control of someone we have all met sturdy adults who are tied to mother s apron strings …   Useful english dictionary

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