ego trip


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ego trip

n. Slang
An act, experience, or course of behavior that gratifies the ego.

ego trip

n
something undertaken to boost or draw attention to a person's own image or appraisal of himself or herself
vb (intr) , -trips, -tripping or -tripped
to act in this way

e′go trip`


n.
something done primarily to satisfy one's vanity.
[1965–70]
e′go-trip`, v.i. -tripped, -trip•ping.
e′go-trip`per, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ego trip - an act undertaken to increase your own power and influence or to draw attention to your own importance
aggrandisement, aggrandizement, elevation - the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something; "the aggrandizement of the king"; "his elevation to cardinal"

ego trip

noun
Slang. A regarding of oneself with undue favor:
Translations

ego trip

n (inf)Egotrip m (inf); to be on an ego tripauf einem Egotrip sein

ego trip

n (fam) to be on an ego tripgasarsi
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Ditching the tried, trusted and widely understood A* to G grades for 9-1 smacks of nothing but an ego trip by education ministers.
NEWCASTLE City councillors seem to be on one almighty ego trip by awarding themselves massive pay rises but doing nothing constructive to improve the city.
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.
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.
I FIND it hard to equate those poor people and animals in Africa suffering and dying dreadfully of thirst and starvation whilst we are spending billions of pounds on what really is a giant ego trip for London, also known as the Olympics.
Basically, when you step out into this world, you're gonna have to ego trip sometimes.
Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience Wednesday, BBC2, 10pm Now this is man's work, not like Amanda Holden's Fantasy Lives ego trip (Friday, STV, 9pm).
Racing, for most people, is a hobby, a day out and a fascination, not a bestdressed ego trip at a rich man's ball.
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.
It is not an ego trip for Vicks to be captain MARTIN JOHNSON
Major publishers should be looking for talented new writers, not paying for a pop star's ego trip.
He told BBC Breakfast: "I have been at pains to say that this is not an ego trip for me.