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ego trip

A display of superiority and self-centeredness. Are you on an ego trip? I'm not one of your lowly interns, so you can get your own coffee! The boss must have been on a real ego trip when he decided to name the building after himself.
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ego trip

Behavior or activities undertaken mainly out of vanity or for self-gratification. For example, She's really on an ego trip, trying out for the lead. [1960s]
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ego trip

n. a public expression of one’s feelings of importance or superiority. The guy is on another ego trip. Pay no attention.
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Ditching the tried, trusted and widely understood A* to G grades for 9-1 smacks of nothing but an ego trip by education ministers.
I BELIEVE Stockton Council are on an ego trip, spending excessive amounts of council taxpayers' money on town centre development, resulting in a lack of investment in wards like Eaglescliffe, where the population is increasing rapidly.
But another councillor, John Wynn Jones, disagreed: "I think it is very unfair to say someone is on an ego trip as a lot of people have been working hard together on this project.
But I do agree with him that David Cameron has no need to waste his breath or offer sweeteners as temptation for this vote which some of us see as an ego trip for salmon and sturgeon.
buxtonlad TYPICAL WAG wasting money on a service where there is no demand but gives them an ego trip - and not investing in services where there is potential demand.
I personally think all this has been an ego trip for most of them, but I am willing to listen to arguments contrary to my opinion.
He told BBC Breakfast: "I have been at pains to say that this is not an ego trip for me.
Or is it an ego trip into the political arena on the world stage, to rub shoulders with world leaders?
Keane added, 'I have not come up here on an ego trip or to unwind.
His comments raised ire in some, while others said it's just Trump on an ego trip.
No-one can accuse Cole of being on an ego trip - he even put his set back to accommodate the late arrival of support Marcella Detroit for the Songwriters' Festival at Ronnie Scott's.
Seed said he has abandoned plans to clone himself "because it would be an ego trip.
For these digital delinquents, unleashing a new virus is an ego trip, says Haddox: "'Can I do it?
You're not supposed to be on an ego trip when you're captain.