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apron strings

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plural noun

the strings on an apron, used for securing it around one's person.

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Idioms for apron strings

    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.

Origin of apron strings

First recorded in 1535–45
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Idioms and Phrases with apron strings

apron strings

see tied to someone's apron strings.

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