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Insist on having things just right (5)


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'insist on' is the definition.
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(Other definitions for exact that I've seen before include "Not approximate; inflict (revenge) on someone" , "Absolutely right" , "Absolutely accurate or correct" , "Spot on, precise" , "Precisely accurate" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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