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apron strings

plural noun
1.
the strings on an apron, used for securing it around one's person.
Idioms
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.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45
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Examples for apron strings
  • Point to the clothespins in the picture and to the sheets and apron strings.
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