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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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ego trip

A display of self-importance, a vehicle for self-satisfaction: for example, “These annual art shows of hers are simply an ego trip; she has no talent whatsoever.” This pejorative term dates from the second half of the 1900s. It brands someone as an egotist, which Ambrose Bierce defined as “A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me” (The Devil’s Dictionary, 1911).
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'Nigerians trust President Buhari in this effort because they are convinced he is not in government for personal financial benefits, or for an ego trip. It is just eleven years ago that the former President and Vice President in their ugly fight for power accused each other of corruption.
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.
It's a big responsibility - not an ego trip. I just could not turn the job down."
"It is a huge responsibility - and not an ego trip. I just couldn't turn the job down."
"Surely they could come up with plans which are more sympathetic to such an historic site?" 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.
Surely one of the disappointed acts could have had this slot as their chance to shine, rather than it be used for an ego trip for a politician.
Most of the people of these islands see our aggressive military behaviour for what it is, an ego trip for politicians and a job for life for the weapons industry and their military users.
- 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.
And it's an ego trip. There's no point in beating around the bush (messing about).
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?