[Idiom] want everything to be just so

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yuriya

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That's when the door opened and Gunny walked in. I thought he looked a little older than he had earlier. He was the kind of guy who wanted everything to be just so. Having gangsters plunge to a gruesome death from his hotel wasn't part of his perfect picture.

What does it mean "wanted everything to be just so"? Thanks in advance.
 

albertino

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What does it mean "wanted everything to be just so"? Thanks in advance.
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The Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary has one of the following definitions:
(formal, esp. Brit) performed or arranged with precision.
My understanding is that the guy wants everything to be perfect or everything to be after his own heart.
 
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