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Apron string   Listen
Apron string  n.  The string of an apron.
To be tied to a wife's apron strings or To be tied to a mother's apron strings, to be unduly controlled by a wife or mother. "He was so made that he could not submit to be tied to the apron strings even of the best of wives."

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Apron string" Quotes from Famous Books

... papa! I know, of course, George will have to do his duty. I don't suppose he's always going to be tied to my apron string." ...
— A Final Reckoning - A Tale of Bush Life in Australia • G. A. Henty

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