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Meaning of APRON STRING

Pronunciation:  'eyprun string

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  cord used to tie an apron at the waist
 
 Synonyms: apron strings
 
 See Also: apron, cord

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A"pron string`\
The string of an apron.

{To be tied to a} {wife's or mother's} {apron strings}, to be
   unduly controlled by a wife or mother.

         He was so made that he could not submit to be tied
         to the apron strings even of the best of wives.
                                               --Macaulay.

 

 

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