: a psychological condition or a relationship in which a person is controlled or manipulated by another who is affected with a pathological condition (as an addiction to alcohol or heroin) ; broadly : dependence on the needs of or control by another
Dad called me yesterday, told me if I was gonna take advantage of that program to take Rusty on in before the funding ran out. The truth is this though. Rusty only goes maybe 200 miles a year. Dad just uses it to go back & forth to the hardware store and the dump as needed. IF I turned Rusty in to get my $4,500 voucher, this is what would happen. I'd turn in Rusty (Only goes 200 miles/yr). I'd leave The Beast at Dad's for hardware store trips, and I'd drive a new truck. The vehicle turned in hardly went anywhere to begin with.