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June 2024

To steal somebody’s thunder

ENGLISH IDIOM OF THE MONTH:
„To steal somebody’s thunder“

 

MEANING
To prevent someone from having success or getting attention by doing or saying whatever that person was planning to do or say.

TRANSLATION
Jemandem die Show stehlen.
wörtlich: Jemandem den Donner stehlen.

EXAMPLE
Sam stole my thunder when he said he'd done all the work. It's not true – I did most of it!