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apron string holdAn estate held by a man during his wife's life.Rate it:

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apron-string holdAn estate held by a man during his wife's life.Rate it:

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apron stringA symbol of the domestic ties binding a male to a female (as a husband to a wife or a son to a mother).Rate it:

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apron stringOne of the pair of strings or narrow sewn cloth strips used to fasten an apron around the wearer's waist.Rate it:

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loosen the apron stringsTo allow greater freedom (to someone); to relax control of (someone)Rate it:

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Tied to Someone’s Apron StringsDepending on someone for something; can’t be able to do something due to dependenceRate it:

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another string to one's bowAnother skill, ability or resource when one fails.Rate it:

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harp on one stringTo dwell on a single subject with disagreeable or wearisome persistence.Rate it:

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how long is a piece of stringUsed as a response to a question such as "How long will it take?" or "How big is it?" when the length or size is unknown, infinite, or variable.Rate it:

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second stringIn sports, a unit of players that plays behind the first string.Rate it:

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second stringNot as good; of a lower quality or condition.Rate it:

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string alongTo keep somebody falsely believing that one has certain intentions.Rate it:

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string attachedA condition.Rate it:

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string onTo continue to convince of something untrue; to maintain a lie or scam aimed at.Rate it:

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string to one's bowA skill, ability or resource.Rate it:

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string to one's bowA lover, paramour or suitor.Rate it:

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string togetherTo connect or attach using string or a string-like material.Rate it:

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string togetherTo put together in a series or sequence.Rate it:

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string upTo die by hanging.Rate it:

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string upTo kill by hanging, especially to lynch.Rate it:

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string upTo suspend by means of rope, cord or similar material.Rate it:

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third stringA unit of players that plays behind the first and second strings; a junior varsity team.Rate it:

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third stringOf a decidedly lower quality or condition.Rate it:

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hold backTo act with reserve; to contain one's full measure or power.Rate it:

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hold downTo restrain; to check.Rate it:

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hold offTo delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.Rate it:

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hold onWait a short while.Rate it:

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hold outTo hold something out; to extend forward.Rate it:

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hold this lUsed to make fun of someone when they say/do something stupid; they take a "L" or a "Loss"Rate it:

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hold your fireWait, don't retaliate, calm down, be quiet.Rate it:

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to get hold of wrong end of the stickto not understand the situation correctlyRate it:

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hold backTo contain; stop.Rate it:

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hold backTo delay, especially in school.Rate it:

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hold onTo hold, grasp, or grip.Rate it:

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hold one's peaceTo refrain from speaking; to be silent.Rate it:

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hold the purse stringsTo be in control of spending; to have financial power and responsibility.Rate it:

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hold upTo rob at gunpoint.Rate it:

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hold onTo keep; to store something for someone.Rate it:

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hold upTo support or lift.Rate it:

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speak now or forever hold your peaceSay something now or don't say anything at all.Rate it:

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hold overSomething left from an earlier time.Rate it:

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hold upTo wait or delay.Rate it:

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on holdWaiting on a telephone call.Rate it:

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hold one's waterTo hold one's urine.Rate it:

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Can't Hold a Candle ToTo be highly inferior, to be substandard in a certain skillRate it:

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don't hold your breathdon't hold your breathRate it:

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hold a candleTo compare; to be even remotely of the same quality, skill, etc. as another.Rate it:

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Hold a Candle toLow grade or low standard, inferior and not comparable to someone in talent and abilityRate it:

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hold a grudgeFar longer than is reasonable.Rate it:

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hold a lightSynonym of hold a candleRate it:

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