Definition of tied to one's mother's apron strings
- At 38 years old, he's still tied to his mother's apron strings.
: to fasten, attach, or close by means of a tie
: to form a knot or bow in
: to make by tying constituent elements
: a line, ribbon, or cord used for fastening, uniting, or drawing something closed
: a structural element (such as a rod or angle iron) holding two pieces together : a tension member in a construction
: any of the transverse supports to which railroad rails are fastened to keep them in line
: 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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