Improve your English vocabulary with the BBC. In English, ‘steal someone’s thunder’ means ‘take the attention away from someone else, when they were expecting to get all the credit’.
Do you know where in London the expression comes from? Watch the video to find out, then try our quiz here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/experiment/unit-1/session-8
I did the splits on the dance floor, but Elsie stole my thunder by doing a backflip!
Izzy made a great joke, but a dog ran on stage and totally stole her thunder.
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