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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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Rafidah said she also advised the ministers' wives and children from going on an 'ego trip' by preferring to use honorary titles such as 'Datuk Seri' or 'Datuk' when referring to the ministers, instead of using their names or referring them as their father.
"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."
If such protestations by the bishops do not make for an ego trip, then I suggest that they polish their rhetoric and make a greater effort to be persuasive to those of us in the pews, eloquently telling us that this is all being done because they are really concerned for the well-being and salvation those who supported the invitation of our president to Notre Dame.
He told BBC Breakfast: "I have been at pains to say that this is not an ego trip for me.
We do not want the club to be part of an American power play, a Swedish ego trip or a shadowy consortium from the Middle East.
During the 20-year history of Vogue International founder and president Todd Christopher has created a succession of important hair care brands, including FX, ProVitamin Intensives and Ego Trip for Men.
To us Neurosis is not some mental creation, not some ego trip. We don't sit around and go, "look at these great songs we write." It's more ...
What an interesting ego trip it is to say, as we read this, "Yes, this is talking about us, we are the shepherds, and those poor wandering bewildered people in our congregations, who are either there or not there, are the sheep." So we try to figure out where we fit in.
This is not some solo ego trip. He understands that you have to start small.
Seed said he has abandoned plans to clone himself "because it would be an ego trip." Instead, he will clone his third wife, Gloria.
For these digital delinquents, unleashing a new virus is an ego trip, says Haddox: "'Can I do it?
"An ego trip for self-centered corporate CEOs," said another.
First is the ego trip, a profusion of foundry process photos that, to purchasing people, all look the same, regardless of which foundry's brochure they happen to be looking at.
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Ego trip 9 Idles 10 Coast 11 Rosetta 12 Obi 13 Somerset 16 Residual 17 Elm 19 Rum baba 21 Tours 22 Tarot 23 Episode DOWN: 1 Reactor 2 Go native 3 Grit 4 Minstrel 5 Plot 6 Isaac 8 Perambulate 13 Ski pants 14 Executor 15 Amasses 18 Wrote 20 Mere 21 Trio QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Beachcomber 8 Pea 9 Mob 11 Restart 12 While 13 Are 14 Ten 15 Bizarre 17 Not 19 Gash 21 Oath 23 Lion 25 Pier 27 Yap 29 Miracle 31 Sty 34 Can 36 Thump 37 Lie down 38 Ail 39 May 40 New Year's Day DOWN: 1 Beer 2 Ease 3 Chariot 4 Catnap 5 Mower 6 Emit 7 Role 8 Prawn 10 Bench 16 Ego 18 Toe 20 Any 22 Arm 24 Illness 25 Pasta 26 Dahlia 28 Penny 30 Imply 32 Thin 33 Yule 34 Coma 35 Away
Ditching the tried, trusted and widely understood A* to G grades for 9-1 smacks of nothing but an ego trip by education ministers.