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Power trip


Exceeding one’s authority. An unfounded sense of one’s importance. The word is typically used in a scornful sense of someone who is elevated to a position that they conceive has more authority than it should.  (Compare Throw one’s weight around, Full of oneself, me-me person or Ego trip).

“When I get to work, the manager asks me to get him a cup of coffee. It’s not in my job description. He’s just on a power trip.”

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