apron string


: either one of a pair of strings that are attached to an apron and are used to keep it close to your body

Full Definition of APRON STRING

:  the string of an apron —usually used in plural as a symbol of dominance or complete control <though 40 years old he was still tied to his mother's apron strings>

First Known Use of APRON STRING



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