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 Apron.A propos de bottes (French). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Apron-string Tenure (An).
 
A tenure held in virtue of one’s wife.   1
   Tied to his mother’s apron-string, completely under his mother’s thumb. Applied to a big boy or young man who is still under mother rule.   2
 


 Apron.A propos de bottes (French). 

 
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