be tied to your mother's apron strings

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.


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  • tied to your mother's apron strings — still dependent on mom, needing your mom s help    He has to ask his mother. He s still tied to her apron strings …   English idioms

  • tied to one's mother's apron strings — Not independent of your mother; not able to do anything without asking your mother. * /Even after he grew up he was still tied to his mother s apron strings./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tied to one's mother's apron strings — Not independent of your mother; not able to do anything without asking your mother. * /Even after he grew up he was still tied to his mother s apron strings./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tied\ to\ one's\ mother's\ apron\ strings — Not independent of your mother; not able to do anything without asking your mother. Even after he grew up he was still tied to his mother s apron strings …   Словарь американских идиом

  • be tied to 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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  • apron string — noun (usually used in the plural) a cord used to tie an apron at the waist • Hypernyms: ↑cord • Part Holonyms: ↑apron * * * noun : the string of an apron usually used in plural as a symbol of complete dependence on or domineering control by a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • apron — noun (C) 1 a piece of clothing that covers the front part of your clothes and ties around your waist, worn to keep your clothes clean, especially while cooking 2 tied to your mother s/wife s apron strings too easily controlled by your mother or… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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