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alter ego

1. Another name or identity that one assumes. He's a clean-cut accountant during the week, but on the weekend he indulges in hedonistic pursuits as his alter ego "Jack."
2. A separate or different aspect or element of one's personality, identity, or psyche. For such a quiet woman, she has a rage and temper at times that is like some alter ego.
3. A close, inseparable friend of very similar attitudes and interests. My girlfriend and I are so similar, we are like each other's alter ego.
4. A person who acts as a substitute for or copy of another person; a doppelgänger. Due to his increasingly failing health, the dictator's son has been running the country for the past month, essentially as his alter ego.
See also: alter, ego

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.
See also: ego, trip

stroke someone's ego

Fig. to flatter and praise someone. If you have trouble with him, just take a few minutes and stroke his ego. You'll soon have him eating out of your hand.
See also: ego, stroke

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 tripper

n. a person who habitually goes on an ego trip. Not another ego tripper running for public office!
See also: ego, tripper
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In addition to increasing the volume of innovation output in the ego network, betweenness should also have an effect on the distribution of innovations within the ego network by facilitating a more equitable distribution of the innovation output.
The Kustom Ego software stands out for its precision, design, usability, for the protected and encrypted information and a Kustom ID user's account in order to centralize your identification.
You know, Barack doesn't have a big ego," Michelle Obama said in an excerpt from an interview with CNN that aired on Tuesday.
A fingerprint sensor on the eGo device allows for a two-factor strong authentication - what you have (eGo) and who you are (biometry).
Rogozinski argues that Heidegger's attempt to replace the ego with Dasein must by its very character, drive towards a self-destructive nihilism by 1) mistaking Descartes' own understanding of the ego, and 2) conflating later nihilistic developments in European thought with the formulation of the Cartesian ego as such.
Teamwork doesn't come into it when you're kicking and a sportsman who isn't motivated by status, money or ego might as well be playing in their local park.
Data storage specialist Iomega, an EMC company (NYSE:EMC), announced on Wednesday the worldwide availability of a new generation of single-drive Iomega eGo portable and desktop hard drives.
All of the software elements are accessible via easy download to new eGo Portable Hard Drive owners.
The new Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drives are the perfect companions for home users and professionals that want to take their files anywhere with the assurance of a superior rugged portable drive that has style to spare and a compact form with flair," said Jonathan Huberman, president of Iomega and the Consumer and Small Business Products Division of EMC.
Iomega has upgraded eGo USB hard drives that now come out in different colors and capacities.
Smoking Cessation: Getting the Ego States to Work Together.
For Winnicott (1965), attuning to another's authenticity, thereby establishing ego-relatedness through ego support, provides the trusted foundation from which autonomous exploration of one's environment is based, again, essential for personal identity development.
According to ARSC, the company intends to acquire 49 percent of fuel cell technology company EGO Design.
Providence, RI-based electric scooter manufacturer eGO Vehicles, Inc.