apron strings

apron strings
['eɪpr(ə)n'strɪŋz]
сущ.; мн.
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to be tied / pinned to one's wife's apron strings — держаться за женину юбку; без жены не сметь и шагу ступить


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  • apron strings — apron ,strings noun plural influence or control that someone has over you because you are afraid of making your own decisions or of not doing what they say: be tied to someone s apron strings (=be influenced or controlled by someone): Even at 25… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • apron strings — A man who is tied to a woman s apron strings is excessively dependent on her, especially when it is his mother s apron strings …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • apron strings —    A man who is tied to a woman s apron strings is excessively dependent on her, especially when it is his mother s apron strings.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If one person is tied to another s apron strings, they remain dependent at… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • apron strings — 1. the strings on an apron, used for securing it around one s person. 2. tie to someone s apron strings, to make or be dependent on or dominated by someone: He has never married because he s tied to his mother s apron strings. [1535 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • apron strings — 1. the strings on an apron, used for securing it around one s person. 2. tie to someone s apron strings, to make or be dependent on or dominated by someone: He has never married because he s tied to his mother s apron strings. [1535 45] …   Useful english dictionary

  • apron strings — a′pron strings n. cvb the securing strings on an apron • tied to someone s apron strings Etymology: 1535–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • apron strings — UK / US noun [plural] influence or control that someone has over you because you are afraid of making your own decisions or of not doing what they say be tied to someone s apron strings (= be influenced or controlled by someone): Even at 25 Jenny …   English dictionary

  • apron strings — /ˈeɪprən strɪŋz/ (say aypruhn stringz) plural noun 1. the ties of an apron. –phrase 2. tied to the apron strings, emotionally dependent on or bound to a person, as a child is to its mother …  

  • To be tied to a mother's apron strings — Apron string A pron string The string of an apron. [1913 Webster] {To be tied to a wife s apron strings} or {To be tied to a mother s apron strings}, to be unduly controlled by a wife or mother. [1913 Webster] He was so made that he could not… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be tied to a wife's apron strings — Apron string A pron string The string of an apron. [1913 Webster] {To be tied to a wife s apron strings} or {To be tied to a mother s apron strings}, to be unduly controlled by a wife or mother. [1913 Webster] He was so made that he could not… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • be tied to your mother's apron strings — be tied to (your) mother s apron strings if someone, usually a man, is tied to their mother s apron strings, they still need their mother and cannot think or act independently. He s 30 but he s still tied to his mother s apron strings …   New idioms dictionary


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