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control freak

Slang
n.
One who has an obsessive need to exert control over people and situations.

control freak

n
(Psychology) a person with an obsessive need to be in control of what is happening

control′ freak`


n.
a person having a strong need for control.
[1975–80, Amer.]
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Noun1.control freak - someone with a compulsive desire to exert control over situations and people
compulsive - a person with a compulsive disposition; someone who feels compelled to do certain things
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