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ego trip

Meaning: behaviour that reveals an over-estimation of one's own importance or abilities

For example:

  • Mike decided to run for mayor, but most people dismissed it as just another one of his ego trips.

  • Driving around town in a red Ferrari was such an ego trip for Trevor. Watching people stare at him in awe and envy made him feel an inch or two taller.

Quick Quiz:

If someone's on an ego trip, they're doing something that shows they think they're
  1. a very important person
  2. a useless person
  3. an average person

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