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tied to your mother's/wife's apron strings

old-fashioned disapproving
If you say that someone, especially a man, is tied to his mother's/wife's apron strings, it means that he is strongly influenced and controlled by that person.
(Definition of tied to your mother's/wife's apron strings from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tied to your mother's/wife's apron strings”
in Chinese (Simplified) 受母亲/老婆的管束…
in Chinese (Traditional) 受母親/老婆的管束…
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