tied to one's mother's apron strings

idiom

: still controlled by one's mother
At 38 years old, he's still tied to his mother's apron strings.

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tied to one's mother's apron strings

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“Tied to one's mother's apron strings.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tied%20to%20one%27s%20mother%27s%20apron%20strings. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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