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A sustained and often aggressive exercise of power over others in order to boost one's stature or feelings of self-worth: "He was giving orders, and people were taking them. He was on a power trip" (Nelson DeMille).
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|Noun||1.||power trip - (slang) a self-aggrandizing action undertaken simply for the pleasure of exercising control over other people|
control - the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"