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.
See also: slave

*slave to something

Fig. someone who is under the control of something; someone whose time or attention is controlled or "owned by" by something. (Fig. on being a slave to a person. *Typically: be ~; become ~.) Mary is a slave to her job. Bill is a slave to his drug addiction.
See also: slave
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Summary: The actress says she's not a slave to fashion
I'm not a slave to fashion, but I know what suits me and what works for me.
You never see her being a slave to fashion yet she frequently wears out-there, directional fashion - particularly Alexander McQueen and Dolce & Gabbana.
She may be one of the world's top fashion designers but she has never been a slave to fashion or music trends.
PS8,000 PS80,000 10A slave to fashion - but which film featured this Princess outfit?
We live in a culture these days where everything is under scrutiny and everything is criticised" - Actress Gemma Arterton who refuses to become a slave to fashion.
I've got torn calves, my back is in bits, my neck is painful and the back of my ribcage hurts constantly" Dancer Michael Flatley on the price he pays for his art "We live in a culture these days where everything is under scrutiny and everything is criticised" Actress Gemma Arterton, above, who refuses to become a slave to fashion "Don't keep repeating 'the Labour Party is in favour of staying in the EU'.
I've never been a slave to fashion, I just give a nod to it rather than jumping in.
I don't want people to be a slave to fashion," she said.
That said, it's important not to be a slave to fashion, to know what suits you over what's just fashionable.
Colocsty oozes passion and individualism, and spreads these qualities by becoming a medium for women to express their inner beauty and who they are without being a slave to fashion trends.
I'll never be accused of being a slave to fashion trends (just ask my wife).
28 ( ANI ): Sonakshi Sinha has said that she is not a slave to fashion.
But if some hair-band drivel is going to beat out an entry as bold and emblematic as "Roadrunner,'' they might also vote to designate the state "The Cradle of the Counter-revolution'' and lead Boston tourists on a walk through the Slave to Fashion Trail.
Unreservedly, so long as you are not doing it as a slave to fashion.