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apron strings

The extent to which someone controls, influences, or monitors someone else, especially parents in relation to their children. Mothers these days are so fussy about their kids, having to know where they are at every second of the day. They would really do well to loosen the apron strings a little, if you ask me! Sending kids to summer camps has been in decline in recent years, as parents have become less and less inclined to loosen the apron strings. Can he make a decision of his own, or is he going to stay tied to the president's apron strings?
See also: apron, string
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The cast took on their roles perfectly; Gethin was an innocent and boundlessly energetic presence as the Prince, Jenny was calm authority personified in the role of the Queen letting go of the apron strings, while Ceri's versatility shone through adopting the multiple personalities of a myriad princesses.
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Matthew ended up packing up his mixing bowl and whisk and heading home with his apron strings dangling.
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