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cut the (umbilical) cord

Definition of cut the umbilical cord in English:

Cease to rely on someone or something protective or supportive and begin to act independently: the true innovators of hard rock, like Jimi Hendrix, finally cut the umbilical cord to traditional rock ‘n’ roll
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  • As much as I love this shack, it's time to go, and I'm perfectly capable of cutting the cord and heading up the hill.
  • Two years ago, the charismatic young republican seemed to have marched the islanders close to cutting the cord with Copenhagen.
  • ‘I never really cut the umbilical cord from Scotland,’ he shrugs.
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