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(slang) a self-aggrandizing action undertaken simply for the pleasure of exercising control over other people

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Cesar Cuenca president of GDHI said he is very excited about the new venture with Power Trip Beverages Inc.
Q Our company is going through a reorganization and I am going to be working for a woman who is known to be on a major power trip.
In his memoir, Power Trip, Mr McBride confesses logging into Gordon Brown's official Treasury email account and leaking restricted and confidential documents.
th M Power Trip, from 1998, was the breakthrough record that saw the band, pictured right, establish themelves as household names.
Brittany tells the group one of her best friends is a stripper and that the job ``is a big power trip.
Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander has denied allegations in McBride's book, Power Trip, that he forced his own sister Wendy to resign as Scottish Labour leader.
The headline to the article on the World Trade Organization, ``Group is ultimate corporate power trip,'' sums up the article beautifully.
POWER TRIP Power and Joseph O'Brien winning the Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh last month
He was captain of Wales at the time and seemed to be on a bit of a power trip.
BRIGHT IDEA Lauren Crosbie with Santa GLOWING REVIEW Deborah Ryan with son Alex in Finglas last night POWER TRIP Another Finglas home decked out with lights SHINING EXAMPLE Evelyn Flynn brings some Christmas cheer with her Santa's grotto LIGHT FANTASTIC House in Ballyfermot, West Dublin, is full of festive spirit yesterday
Kenneth) Starr was on a power trip,'' said Charlotte Halley of Carson.
The suit has its limitations though - each power trip drains the suits energy - reducing the amount of time you can spend in any mode.
Samantha says she's doing it for the good of mankind but is clearly on a power trip.
Rugby glamour boy Henson, boyfriend of Welsh songstress Charlotte Church, outed Charvis as a player "who liked to go on the p**s," and claimed he was on a power trip during his time as Welsh skipper.
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