be tied to (one's) mother's apron strings

(redirected from be tied to our mother's apron strings)

be tied to (one's) mother's apron strings

To be controlled or dominated by one's mother. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I'm worried that my husband will forever be tied to his mother's apron strings—he's a grown man but still does every little thing she asks! Can you make a decision on your own, or are you tied to your mother's apron strings?
See also: apron, string, tie

be tied to your mother's apron strings

If someone is tied to their mother's apron strings, they are still dependent on their mother when they should be independent. A man who is still tied to his mother's apron strings is no use to me.
See also: apron, string, tie