power trip

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power trip

A period of exerting an excessive degree of control or authority over others, especially as a means of inflating or bolstering one's ego or self-worth. Tom has been on a real power trip ever since he was promoted to regional manager. She's been hacking into the school's online infrastructure to mess with people's grades and personal details. I think it's more of a power trip than anything else, really.
See also: power, trip