Definition of clinging vine in English:

clinging vine


  • A person who is submissively dependent on another.

    ‘Mama wants to see me as a clinging vine being shielded by a big strong man, and you fit the bill.’
    • ‘If she is not this clinging vine, she is apt to rise superior to him, assert herself over him, and, after a while, humble him.’
    • ‘Everyone knew this 27 year old actress was no clinging vine they could order around like a silly chorus girl.’