tied to (someone's) apron strings

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tied to (someone's) apron strings

To be controlled or dominated by someone. 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 her apron strings?
See also: apron, string, tie