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"steal sb's thunder" in British English

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steal sb's thunder

to do what someone ​else was going to do before they do it, ​especially if this ​takessuccess or ​praise away from them: Sandy ​stole my ​thunder when she ​announced that she was ​pregnant two ​days before I'd ​planned to ​tellpeople about my ​pregnancy.
(Definition of steal sb's thunder from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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