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Slang

ego trip

This page is about the slang term 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

a. a very important person

b. a useless person

c. an average person

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Contributor: Matt Errey