apron string

noun

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

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APRON STRING Defined for English Language Learners

apron string

Definition of apron string for English Language Learners

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


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