- the strings on an apron, used for securing it around one's person.
- 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
Related Words for apron stringsleash
Examples from the Web for apron strings
Historical Examples of apron strings
Mothers are all like that when you cut loose from their apron-strings.The Trail of '98
Robert W. Service
The apron-strings of an American mother are made of India-rubber.The Professor at the Breakfast Table
Oliver Wendell Holmes (Sr.)
There's not a word ever passed between us that ties me to your apron-strings.Americans All
Mam' Lyddy tightened her apron-strings about her stout waist.Mam' Lyddy's Recognition
Thomas Nelson Page
I didn't think in these days boys were tied to their mothers' apron-strings.The Forsyte Saga, Volume III.
see tied to someone's apron strings.