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control freak

1.
a person having a strong need for control over people or situations.
Origin
1975-80
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  • Canadians have not warmed to him: he comes over as a bloodless control freak.
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  • As it turns out, however, he is both generous in answering questions and not a control freak.
  • Physical control: be a control freak with problem weeds.
  • In the soul of the bureaucratic machine there lurks a control freak.
  • In short he is a major control freak and is driving all of us nuts.
British Dictionary definitions for control freak

control freak

noun
1.
a person with an obsessive need to be in control of what is happening
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