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cut the apron strings

Definition of cut the apron strings

  1. :  to stop providing support <The company has relied on government support, but the government is now threatening to cut the apron strings.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to penetrate with or as if with an edged instrument

    :  to hurt the feelings of

    :  to strike sharply with a cutting effect

  1. :  a product of cutting: as

    :  an opening made with an edged instrument

    :  a wound made by something sharp :  gash

  1. :  marked by a well-developed and highly defined musculature

apronplay
  1. :  a garment usually of cloth, plastic, or leather usually tied around the waist and used to protect clothing or adorn a costume

    :  something that suggests or resembles an apron in shape, position, or use: as

    :  the lower member under the sill of the interior casing of a window

stringplay strings
  1. :  something that resembles a string

    :  a cord (as a tendon or ligament) of an animal body

    :  a plant fiber (as a leaf vein)

  1. :  to equip with strings

    :  to tune the strings of

    :  to make tense :  key up

  1. :  of or relating to stringed musical instruments


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