Mothers are all like that when you cut loose from their apron-strings.
The apron-strings of an American mother are made of India-rubber.
There's not a word ever passed between us that ties me to your apron-strings.
Mam' Lyddy tightened her apron-strings about her stout waist.
I didn't think in these days boys were tied to their mothers' apron-strings.
"I will never be tied to a woman's apron-strings," he had said.
They had called him "Softy," and hinted at his being tied to his mother's apron-strings.
Greenwood is not the man to waste his time at a lady's apron-strings for nothing.
As if she couldn't trust Titus for five minutes away from her apron-strings!
And grandfather felt that the apron-strings were indeed untied!