control freak

Informal.
a person having a strong need for control over people or situations.

Origin:
1975–80

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control freak
 
n
a person with an obsessive need to be in control of what is happening

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Example sentences
Canadians have not warmed to him: he comes over as a bloodless control freak.
Colleagues describe a nocturnal control freak with a stubborn streak.
He was a control freak, who created a proprietorial cash cow, while convincing
  his exploited customers that he was a saviour.
As it turns out, however, he is both generous in answering questions and not a
  control freak.
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