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power trip Syllabification: pow·er trip

Definition of power trip in English:


A self-aggrandizing quest for ever-increasing control over others.
Example sentences
  • He stressed: ‘We are not control freaks and we are not on a power trip, but the case that we want to put to the Executive would undoubtedly be stronger if we were all united under one body.’
  • I knew I was called to ministry, not as a power trip, but as an agent of God's transforming love for this world (at least on my best days).
  • But who in the West wants that - it's just the old colonialist-imperialist power trip, isn't it?
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