Apron man
Apron man A"pron man` A man who wears an apron; a laboring man; a mechanic. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • apron-man — aˈpron man noun (Shakespeare) A man who wears an apron, a workman • • • Main Entry: ↑apron …   Useful english dictionary

  • apron man — noun obsolete : a man who wears an apron : workman, tradesman …   Useful english dictionary

  • apron strings — A man who is tied to a woman s apron strings is excessively dependent on her, especially when it is his mother s apron strings …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • apron strings —    A man who is tied to a woman s apron strings is excessively dependent on her, especially when it is his mother s apron strings.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If one person is tied to another s apron strings, they remain dependent at… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • apron-string-hold —    obsolete    the occupation by a man of his wife s property    The use satirized English and Welsh land tenure freehold, leasehold, or copyhold. It also indicates what people thought of a man who lived off the estate of his wife, whose property …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • apron string hold — noun An estate held by a man during his wifes life …   Wiktionary

  • be tied to your mother's apron strings — be tied to (your) mother s apron strings if someone, usually a man, is tied to their mother s apron strings, they still need their mother and cannot think or act independently. He s 30 but he s still tied to his mother s apron strings …   New idioms dictionary

  • be tied to mother's apron strings — be tied to (your) mother s apron strings if someone, usually a man, is tied to their mother s apron strings, they still need their mother and cannot think or act independently. He s 30 but he s still tied to his mother s apron strings …   New idioms dictionary

  • Devil's apron — Devil Dev il, n. [AS. de[ o]fol, de[ o]ful; akin to G. ?eufel, Goth. diaba[ u]lus; all fr. L. diabolus the devil, Gr. ? the devil, the slanderer, fr. ? to slander, calumniate, orig., to throw across; ? across + ? to throw, let fall, fall; cf. Skr …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To Serve Man — is a science fiction short story written by Damon Knight, later adapted for use as an episode of the 1960s television series The Twilight Zone . In 2001, the story was awarded a Retro Hugo Award for the Best Short Story of 1951. Synopsis The… …   Wikipedia

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