Tied to Someone’s Apron Strings

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Depending on someone for something; can’t be able to do something due to dependence

Etymology:

  • In the past, women stayed at the home so that they can work and they can also care for children as well as the house. In order to keep their clothes clean, they used to wear aprons that were primarily tied in the back with the strings. Now, if a man is being completely controlled by his mother then he’s considered to be tied with his mother’s apron strings. Same goes for the influence of his wife.
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Marlin was tied to his mother’s apron strings, even if after getting into professional life.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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کسی کے تہبند کے تاروں سے بندھا ہوا

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