steal someone's thunder


: to prevent someone from having success or getting attention, praise, etc., by doing or saying whatever that person was planning to do or say
I didn't mean to steal your thunder, but I just had to tell your mom about your promotion.

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“Steal someone's thunder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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