power trippower trip
A sustained and often aggressive exercise of power over others in order to boost one's stature or feelings of self-worth: “He was giving orders, and people were taking them. He was on a power trip” (Nelson DeMille).
(plural power trips)
(third-person singular simple present power-trips, present participle power-tripping, simple past and past participle power-tripped)
- To engage in a power trip.