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power trip

noun, Slang.
an act or instance of exerting one's power, authority, or influence:
a new supervisor on a power trip. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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power trip

noun phrase

A show of personal power, esp of a blatant sort: the classic Latin American dictator's power trip

[mid-1960s+; based on the narcotics sense of trip]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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