clinging\ vine

noun
A very dependent woman; a woman who needs much love and encouragement from a man.

Mary is a clinging vine; she cannot do anything without her husband.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • clinging vine — ☆ clinging vine [kliŋ′iŋ ] n. a woman regarded as helpless and dependent in her relationship with a man …   English World dictionary

  • clinging vine — {n.} A very dependent woman; a woman who needs much love and encouragement from a man. * /Mary is a clinging vine; she cannot do anything without her husband./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • clinging vine — {n.} A very dependent woman; a woman who needs much love and encouragement from a man. * /Mary is a clinging vine; she cannot do anything without her husband./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • clinging vine — Informal. a person who behaves in a helpless and dependent manner in relationships with others. [1960 65, Amer.] * * * clinging vine, a woman who tends to be dependent on a man or a child who is too dependent upon its mother. * * * a person who… …   Useful english dictionary

  • clinging vine — cling′ing vine′ n. a person who behaves in a helpless and dependent manner in relationships with others • Etymology: 1960–65, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • clinging vine — Informal. a person who behaves in a helpless and dependent manner in relationships with others. [1960 65, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • vine — See: DIE ON THE VINE or WITHER ON THE VINE, CLINGING VINE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • vine — See: die on the vine or wither on the vine, clinging vine …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Vine — This article is about the term vine in its broad sense. For grapevines, see Vitis. For other uses, see Vine (disambiguation). A tendril …   Wikipedia

  • Clinging — Cling Cling (kl[i^]ng), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Clung} (kl[u^]ng), {Clong} (kl[o^]ng), Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Clinging}.] [AS. clingan to adhere, to wither; akin to Dan. klynge to cluster, crowd. Cf. {Clump}.] To adhere closely; to stick; to hold… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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