ego-trip

ego trip

noun Informal.
an act or course of action undertaken primarily to satisfy one's vanity or for self-gratification: Her charitable activity was one long ego trip.

Origin:
1965–70

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ego-trip

[ee-goh-trip, eg-oh-]
verb (used without object), ego-tripped, ego-tripping. Informal.
to behave in a self-serving manner.

Origin:
1965–70

ego-tripper, noun
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ego trip
 
n
1.  something undertaken to boost or draw attention to a person's own image or appraisal of himself
 
vb , -trips, -tripping, -tripped
2.  to act in this way

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