Definition of cut the apron strings
- The company has relied on government support, but the government is now threatening to cut the apron strings.
: to penetrate with or as if with an edged instrument
: to hurt the feelings of
: to strike sharply with a cutting effect
: a product of cutting: such as
: an opening made with an edged instrument
: a wound made by something sharp : gash
: marked by a well-developed and highly defined musculature
: 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: such as
: the lower member under the sill of the interior casing of a window
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