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power trip

n. Slang
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).

pow′er-trip′ v.
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Noun1.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"
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
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