tied to one's mother's apron strings

Definition of tied to one's mother's apron strings

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

Word by Word Definitions

tieplay tied
  1. :  to fasten, attach, or close by means of a tie

    :  to form a knot or bow in

    :  to make by tying constituent elements

  1. :  a line, ribbon, or cord used for fastening, uniting, or drawing something closed

    :  shoelace

    :  a structural element (such as a rod or angle iron) holding two pieces together :  a tension member in a construction

motherplay
  1. :  a female parent

    :  a woman in authority

    :  the superior of a religious community of women

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a mother

    :  bearing the relation of a mother

    :  derived from or as if from one's mother

  1. :  to give birth to

    :  to give rise to :  produce

    :  to care for or protect like a mother

  1. :  mother of vinegar

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: such as

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

stringplay strings
  1. :  something that resembles a string

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

    :  a plant fiber (such 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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