steal someone's thunder

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Definition of 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steal%20someone%27s%20thunder. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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