apron string


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apron string

n.
The string of an apron. Usually used in the plural with tied to indicate complete control or dominance: a grown man still tied to his mother's apron strings.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apron string - (usually used in the plural) a cord used to tie an apron at the waistapron string - (usually used in the plural) a cord used to tie an apron at the waist
apron - a garment of cloth or leather or plastic that is tied about the waist and worn to protect your clothing
cord - a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord"
References in classic literature ?
Jessie and Jamie, who was never far from mamma's apron string. They looked like a flock of blue-birds, all being in sailor rig, with blue ribbon enough flying from the seven hats to have set up a milliner.
It's no use, Jo, he's got to learn that I'm able to take care of myself, and don't need anyone's apron string to hold on by." "What pepper pots you are!
"For not dilly-dallying and not hanging to a woman's apron strings. The Service before everything.
He stood by her chair, leaning his elbows on her knees and twisting her apron strings in his slender fingers, while he told her his story softly in Bohemian, and the tears brimmed over and hung on his long lashes.
The market is tied to the apron string of foreign investors so much so that if foreign investors sneeze, the market catches cold.
So come September, at an age when I was still in nappies and the world stopped at the end of my mother's apron string, Noor will be putting on her new uniform and regulation shoes, stepping into daunting new surroundings and, hopefully, making new friends.
The paper concludes that the alternative to African countries' failure to address these challenges will be for them to remain attached to the apron string of donor agencies and countries in perpetuity.
For most people religion is the apron string, crutch, and guarantor of self-confidence.
The third "coincidental suicide" as the police called it, occurred later that day when 56-year-old Jane Prophet, of 7 Alfred Street, Wavertree, hanged herself with her apron string at 7pm.
Interestingly, not a few stakeholders are looking forward to the day the regulatory agency would break loose from the apron string of the government.
WALES is ready to "cut the apron string" from Westminster and make laws on its own, Rhodri Morgan has said as he urges a Yes vote in next week's referendum on the Assembly's powers.
As Gillian described it, "motherhood" is "that sinking feeling that, as your child is growing up, that you're being broken up with, on a gradual but daily basis." Your sons didn't snip the apron strings in one fell swoop let's just say the apron strings they once held on to for dear life got frayed over time.