control freak


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control freak

Someone who has an obsessive or compulsive need to control every aspect of a situation and/or the ways in which others act. My father can be such a control freak sometimes, always dictating how I should be living my life. Janice is a real control freak—she wouldn't even let me help her vacuum the carpet!
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If there are increasing signs of a leadership that deserves to be described as a control freak, you can be assured that the country is moving away from democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights and freedoms, towards tyranny and arbitrary rule.
An air of malaise creeps into the company and because the control freak is absent from daily operations demanding that standards are maintained, the firm's service begins its slow and inevitable roll downhill.
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What in the blazes was the Garda Commissioner doing at a conference in San Diego in the control freak he thinks he midst of this crisis?
As chief control freak he has ultimate responsibility for the appalling chaos,badly planned work, taking up of city centre streets,leaving them unfinished, causing danger to life and limb and giving the impression we are back in the days of the Blitz.
Control Freak contains songs that date back to a couple of years and also some that are very new.
Martha is a woman who is 6 foot 5, who is a control freak, who is a real taskmistress.
He was, in fact, a control freak, keeping every drawing and document and leaving his house and collection to the nation as his memorial by Act of Parliament and in so doing attempting to manipulate his place in history from the grave.
Fielding, who's a bit of a control freak and prefers to interact with the world beyond her apartment walls through surveillance cameras, records her every thought on tape.
Labour MP Derek Foster yesterday issued a bitter attack on Mr Tony Blair, labelling him a control freak and accusing him of "prostituting" the party's traditional philosophy.
She also revealed that she is a control freak and a workaholic.
Talking about her management style, she adds: "You've got to trust people and because I am a control freak, sometimes that's difficult for me because I want to micro-manage absolutely everything.
Or Ginger Stephen, who is probably a nice guy too, but has been built up as some sort of mammoth control freak since the series began?
London, Sep 23 (ANI): Former 'Spice Girls' member Victoria Beckham has revealed that she is a control freak.
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