cut the apron strings

idiom

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

Examples of cut the apron strings in a Sentence

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“Cut the apron strings.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cut%20the%20apron%20strings. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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