steal one's thunder
phrasal to grab attention from another especially by anticipating an idea, plan, or presentation; also to claim credit for another's idea

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • steal one's thunder — {v. phr.} To do or say something, intentionally or not, that another person has planned to say or do. * /Fred intended to nominate Bill for president, but John got up first and stole Fred s thunder./ * /Mary was going to sing Oh! Susanna, but… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • steal one's thunder — {v. phr.} To do or say something, intentionally or not, that another person has planned to say or do. * /Fred intended to nominate Bill for president, but John got up first and stole Fred s thunder./ * /Mary was going to sing Oh! Susanna, but… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • steal\ one's\ thunder — v. phr. To do or say something, intentionally or not, that another person has planned to say or do. Fred intended to nominate Bill for president, but John got up first and stole Fred s thunder. Mary was going to sing Oh! Susanna, but Ellen did it …   Словарь американских идиом

  • steal one's thunder — phrasal : to appropriate or adapt for one s own ends something effective (as an idea or plan) devised or thought out by another …   Useful english dictionary

  • steal one's thunder — do or say something that another person had planned to say He stole my thunder when he announced that he was leaving the company before me …   Idioms and examples

  • steal´er — steal «steel», verb, stole, sto|len, steal|ing, noun. –v.t. 1. to take (something) that does not belong to one; take dishonestly: »Robbers stole the money. Who steals my purse, st …   Useful english dictionary

  • thunder — See: BLOOD AND THUNDER, STEAL ONE S THUNDER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • thunder — See: BLOOD AND THUNDER, STEAL ONE S THUNDER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • thunder — See: blood and thunder, steal one s thunder …   Словарь американских идиом

  • thunder — 1 noun 1 (U) the loud noise that you hear during a storm, usually after a flash of lightning: clap of thunder (=one sudden noise of thunder) 2 (singular) a loud, deep noise like thunder: the thunder of gunfire 3 a face like thunder looking very… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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