Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Apron Strings

"Tied or pinned to a woman's apron strings - continually in a woman's company, unwilling to quit her side.

'If I was a fine young, strapping chap like you, I would be ashamed of being milksop enough to pin myself to a woman's apron-strings!'

'And as for her, with her little husband dangling at her apron-strings, as a call-whistle to be blown into when she pleases - that she should teach me my duty!'
A. Trollope"

James Main Dixon, English Idioms, Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd, London and Edinburgh, 1944, p.14


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