I'm curious to know if anyone has heard this expression?
It came up when a lady came to visit to arrange tutoring for my dd. We were talking about her difficulties, she'd obviously spoken to school, and she came out with this phrase which I'd never heard before. We discussed it only briefly but it was a bit of a 'light bulb moment'.
I had talked about her perfectionism years ago when at camhs but it never seemed to make any impression on them, (very little I say does, bloody useless but that's another story). It just seemed such an apt description I wondered why I hadn't heard it before.
Ah well, more to google!