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Steal one’s thunder

DEFINITION

Rob from public acclaim. Capture someone’s success. ‘Thunder’ presents a picture of an accomplishment and it has been stolen by someone else for their greedy benefit. (Compare to Take the wind out of one’s sails.)

“I worked on that report all weekend and during the meeting the boss stole my thunder by saying it was his idea.”

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