be a slave to (something)

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be a slave to (something)

To be unduly influenced by or care too much about something; to spend too much or time or energy on something. Jeremy is a total slave to fashion. He can't leave the house without making sure every part of his outfit matches perfectly. I wish Sarah would relax a bit more over the weekend. She's a total slave to her job.
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What irks me, you know this, is that I am and forever shall be a slave to that which brought (said: 'brung') me here.