on a power trip(redirected from on power trips)
on a power trip
Engaged in 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 on a power trip hacking into the school's online infrastructure to mess with people's grades and personal details. I think getting expelled affected her a lot more than she let on.
*on a power trip
exercising power and authority, especially unduly. (*Typically: be ~; be off ~; go ~; have ~.) Old Molly is off on a power trip again. She loves ordering everyone about.