Definition of “tied to your mother's/wife's apron strings” - English Dictionary

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“tied to your mother's/wife's apron strings” in British English

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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)

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