apron stringapron string
a cloth tie, typically attached to an apron, for securing it about the waist: usually used in pl.
apron string Idioms
tied to one's mother's (or wife's, etc.) apron strings
dominated by one's mother (or wife, etc.)
The string of an apron. Usually used in the plural with tied to indicate complete control or dominance: a grown man still tied to his mother's apron strings.
(plural apron strings)
- Alternative form of apron string.