control freak

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - control freak

"control freak"

someone with an obsessive need to control people and situations


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - control freak

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How are things going with your new girlfriend?

Friend 2:  I am a little concerned.

Friend 1:  What's going on?

Friend 2:  Well, I think she truly believes that I am completely incapable of doing anything by myself.  She thinks that she needs to constantly tell me what to do and how to do it.  Just the other day, I was tying up a bag of garbage and she had to intervene and show me exactly how it should be done.

Friend 1:  It sound like your new girlfriend is a control freak.  Get out while you can.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - control freak

A husband and wife are talking ...

Husband:  Yes, dear.

Wife:  And did you cut the grass like I told you?

Husband:  Yes, dear.

Wife:  And did you tidy up the garage and do the laundry?

Husband:  Yes, dear.

Wife:  And now we need to talk about your job. You need to march into the office on Monday morning and tell the boss you want a raise.

Husband:  Yes, dear.

Wife:  Do you think that I am a control freak?

Husband:  Yes, I do, dear.

control freak - Usage:


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control freak - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for control freak.

control freak - Examples:

1)  That's right, NO BOARD. Would you expect a control freak like him in board meetings with stuffy executives who'll tell him ...

2)  ... should be done - and that last doesn't mean that I'm a control freak who always has to have her own way.

3)  ... up with a paranoid, picky, unpleasant, petty, bully of a control freak who tried to erase me as a person, yelling and complaining at me and ...

4)  My boss was a control freak, she was a self proclaimed ADD and bipolar.

5)  ... been married for a year and a half my husband is a control freak he want let me work talk to friends or leave the house by myself he

6)  ... things on a tight schedule. But I learned pretty quickly that being a control freak only led me to frustration.

7)  I am a control freak therefore I absolutely detest surprises.

8)  ... he was fussy about lab issues and a control freak.

9)  ... he remarked that I was a 'control freak' and should let the postdoc do the work.

10)  Beyster was known around the office as a " control freak " who undermined managers by going around them and dealing directly with their staffs.

11)  But Rudd was a super control freak and micro-manager ...

12)  Holmgren, who was somewhat of a control freak as coach, said he had trouble being detached from the on-field product.

13)  During my marriage, I was controlling. I was not a control freak who did not feel good about herself unless everyone was marching to her orders.

14)  Below is a list of coping skills a control freak might resort to, in order to get their way.

15)  ... it can feel like being bullied to those in the path of the control freak, but they don't necessarily intend to bully you.

16)  I was such a control freak that when she didn't clean her room I took it as a personal offense.

17)  She is a bi-polar, toxic, vindictive, lying control freak who is never wrong, retaliates and verbally attacks people.

18)  I never put Dean completely under, he's too much of a control freak. It takes three times the normal dose to sedate him.

19)  So, pairing a passive employee with a control freak boss pans out fairly well for both parties.

20)  I don't outsource anything because I'm too much of a control freak.