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control freak

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Meaning: someone who wants to have total control

For example:

  • Kevin's a real control freak. He won't let anyone else make decisions.

  • I'm not a control freak! I just like to make sure everything's done correctly.

Quick Quiz:

If you're often called a "control freak", you probably

a. don't control enough

b. control yourself too much

c. control other people too much

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Contributor: Matt Errey