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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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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.
ROY KEANE is happy taking a backseat role to Martin O'Neill, insisting: "I'm not on an ego trip where I think I've to be boss.
This just sounds like an ego trip for certain people that the public has had to put their trust in.
THE desire by some Scots for independence is not driven by a political whim of the SNP, nor an ego trip for Alex Salmond.
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.
It is not an ego trip for Vicks to be captain MARTIN JOHNSON
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.
In an interview to be published later this week, Louis even went so far as to describe the whole thing as an ego trip for the organisers.
Others may regard it as an ego trip for designers and councillors, with no relevance at all to the transport needs of the city.
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.