power trip


: an activity or way of behaving that makes a person feel powerful : something that a person does for the pleasure of using power to control other people
She's been on a power trip since she was promoted to manager.

Examples of power trip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Aside, of course, aside from letting the judges power trip a little more blatantly. Roxana Hadadi, Vulture, 15 May 2024 As an Instagram dad, there was an emotional payoff both to seeing my son and his friends looking their absolute most adorable, and a kind of power trip to choosing from a menu of faces which is the exact right one for that moment. Geoffrey A. Fowler, Washington Post, 11 Oct. 2023

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“Power trip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/power%20trip. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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