steal the limelight Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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steal the limelight

to get more ​attention than anyone or anything ​else in a ​situation: The ​experimentalcarcertainlystole the limelight at the ​motor show.
(Definition of steal the limelight from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “steal the limelight”
in Chinese (Simplified) 出风头,抢镜头…
in Chinese (Traditional) 出風頭,搶鏡頭…
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