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Origin of clinging vine
Words nearby clinging vine
Example sentences from the Web for clinging vine
A man instinctively is drawn to the clinging-vine type of female.Cobb's Bill-of-Fare|Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
That little subdued, clinging-vine air she has 191 is most appealing to his type.Penny of Top Hill Trail|Belle Kanaris Maniates
We used that word at Gresham to describe the girls who have a leaning, clinging-vine way of flopping on you.Back at School with the Tucker Twins|Nell Speed
They are a wonderfully level-headed group, these telephone girls, wonderfully unlike their clinging-vine Victorian grandmothers.The Book of Business Etiquette|Nella Henney
She looked as if she could be very intense, though she was of that clinging-vine variety of young woman.Nothing But the Truth|Frederic S. Isham
British Dictionary definitions for clinging vine
Idioms and Phrases with clinging vine
An overly dependent person, as in A clinging vine since her marriage, she's never made a decision on her own. Nearly always applied to a woman (or wife), this metaphor for a climbing plant today criticizes dependency rather than, as in former times, praising the vine's fruitfulness.