The other men in the party were tied to their wives' apron strings.
She sticks to her mother's apron strings like a four-year-old child.
Eve Chesley says that he is tied to his mother's apron strings.
You are not going to keep a lad of his age tied to your apron strings.
Apron strings are coming into fashion the bluer the better hey, Prince?
So you're tryin' to hide behind Aunt Nancy's apron strings, eh?
A girl of eight, and tied to the worthy Ann's apron strings!
How has the mighty fallen, to be tied to the apron strings of a woman!
Tie him to your apron strings and lead him to bang-up hotels?
True, the daughter was tied to the apron strings of her mother.