anally retentive

Australian Slang
excessively meticulous and rigid about minor things

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  • anally retentive — variant UK US Main entry: anal retentive …   Useful english dictionary

  • anally retentive — anal retentive UK / US or anally retentive UK / US See: anal …   English dictionary

  • Anally retentive — excessively meticulous and rigid about minor things …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • anally — anal ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to the anus. 2) anal retentive. DERIVATIVES anally adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • Anal retentive — The term anal retentive (or anally retentive , anal retentive ), commonly abbreviated to anal , is used conversationally to describe a person with such attention to detail that the obsession becomes an annoyance to others, and can be carried out… …   Wikipedia

  • anal retentive — /eɪnəl rəˈtɛntɪv/ (say aynuhl ruh tentiv) noun 1. a person with traits such as orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, which are thought to be the result of fixation at the anal stage of development. –adjective Also, anal. 2. (of a person) having… …   Australian English dictionary

  • anal-retentive — UK / US or anally retentive UK / US See: anal …   English dictionary

  • insanal — The next step up from anally retentive is insanally retentive, where one sees obsessive compulsive behaviour sufficient to cause actual brain damage. Josh s habit of individually vacuum packing used cigarette butts, and then filing them in a… …   Dictionary of american slang

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