someone's apron strings

someone's apron strings
(tied to) someone's apron strings
(too much under) the influence and control of someone

we have all met sturdy adults who are tied to mother's apron strings


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • tied to someone's apron strings — idi tied to someone s apron strings, dependent on or dominated by the other person: tied to his mother s apron strings[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • tied to someone's apron strings — ► tied to someone s apron strings under someone s influence and control to an excessive extent. Main Entry: ↑apron …   English terms dictionary

  • apron strings — apron ,strings noun plural influence or control that someone has over you because you are afraid of making your own decisions or of not doing what they say: be tied to someone s apron strings (=be influenced or controlled by someone): Even at 25… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • apron strings — 1. the strings on an apron, used for securing it around one s person. 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. [1535 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • apron strings — 1. the strings on an apron, used for securing it around one s person. 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. [1535 45] …   Useful english dictionary

  • apron strings — UK / US noun [plural] influence or control that someone has over you because you are afraid of making your own decisions or of not doing what they say be tied to someone s apron strings (= be influenced or controlled by someone): Even at 25 Jenny …   English dictionary

  • apron strings — a′pron strings n. cvb the securing strings on an apron • tied to someone s apron strings Etymology: 1535–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • tied to someone's apron strings — under someone s influence and control to an excessive degree. → apron …   English new terms dictionary

  • apron — ► NOUN 1) a protective garment covering the front of one s clothes and tied at the back. 2) an area on an airfield used for manoeuvring or parking aircraft. 3) (also apron stage) a strip of stage projecting in front of the curtain. 4) an endless… …   English terms dictionary

  • be tied to your mother's apron strings — be tied to (your) mother s apron strings if someone, usually a man, is tied to their mother s apron strings, they still need their mother and cannot think or act independently. He s 30 but he s still tied to his mother s apron strings …   New idioms dictionary

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