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Definition of stealing (one's) thunder

steal (one's) thunder


  • to take attention that rightfully belongs to someone else.
    The lousy host was apparently trying to steal the thunder from the stand-up comedian but he got owned.

    Last edited on Jan 03 2014. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 11 2009.

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