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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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The Government should rein back giving money to small councils when they go cap in hand for money just to satisfy the ego trips the councillors are on, especially Labour-run councils, at best a party that passed its sell-by date many years ago.
LIKE most people now, I am fed-up with the referendum frenzy, with its squabbles, polls, ego trips and blatant vote-catching exercises from both sides.
Why," they cry into their drinks, "doesn't he take the same ego trips and flying dismounts as that nice Mr Dettori?
When genuine patients are waiting for treatment, why should taxpayers have to pay for people who have tattoos for ego trips or fashion?
I WANT to reply to Mr G Hopkins's comments (Your Say, November 1) that the Coventry half-marathon should be run in a disused airfield so as not to disrupt the city from runners on ego trips.
The painted lips, the ego trips, the money, the hairy chests.
If they are about posing or fantasy, they seem tied up in either uninteresting ego trips or head trips to which I don't care to be privy.