If someone is on a “power trip” it means that they are really acting ridiculously because of some position of power or authority.
Imagine if someone just got a job promotion at work. Then they become your boss because of that new job promotion. If they start acting like they are better than you and looking down on you because they got a promotion and you didn’t, they are on a “power trip“. It’s always bad to be on a “power trip“.
A police officer might act like a total dick because he’s a policeman and can do whatever he wants. That’s being on a “power trip“. It’s terrible and super annoying when someone is on a “power trip”
An angry restaurant owner might go on a “power trip” and start treating all of her staff really rudely because she’s in a bad mood and she can do that because she owns the restaurant. The next time you see someone on a “power trip” just tell them to stop.
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