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cut the (umbilical) cord

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcut the (umbilical) cordcut the (umbilical) cordDEPEND ON/RELY ONto stop being too dependent on someone, especially your parents cut
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cut the (umbilical) cordBoys in particular need to cut the umbilical cord.Before it could, I cut the cord and took it into the ante-room.She would cut the cord that bound her to them cleanly and irrevocably.
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