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Hanging on your mother’s apron strings


Dependent on an other’s care. Still relying on one’s parents at a mature age. Imagine a toddler holding it’s mom’s apron while she moves around the house, the youngster won’t learn independence.

“I told my daughter she can’t marry that boy until he matures and stops hanging on to his mother’s apron strings.”

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