be tied to mother's apron strings

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.


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  • tied to your mother's apron strings — Describes a child (often a boy) who is so used to his mother s care that he (or she) cannot do anything on his (or her) own …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • To be tied to a mother's apron strings — Apron string A pron string The string of an apron. [1913 Webster] {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. [1913 Webster] He was so made that he could not… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tied to his mother's apron strings — momma s boy, abnormally dependent on his mother, has an Oedipal fixation …   English contemporary 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

  • cling to one's mother's apron strings — See: TIED TO ONE S MOTHER S APRON STRINGS …   Dictionary of American idioms

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