Learn & Improve Your English

To steal someone’s thunder

    Author:     Member Level: Platinum    Points: 3 (₹ 3)

To steal someone's thunder means to take credit for something that was actually done by somebody else.

Sample Usage

1. It was obvious that it was due to team work that the rowers won the trophy, but Peter stole their thunder by snatching the Cup and hogging the limelight.

2. The senior manager stole his junior's thunder by claiming to be the sole person who brought the project to a successful end.

3. The ISC Lead Editor believed in giving credit where it is due and did not steal the thunder from the assistant editor.

Next Resource: Third times a charm
Previous Resource: Tongue in cheek

Return to Index

Post New English Language Resource

Looking for University or College admissions in India for 2023 - 2024 Academic Year?

Top Contributors
    Last 7 Daysmore...

    Awards & Gifts

    Online Members

    Promoted by: SpiderWorks Technologies Pvt Ltd, Kochi - India. © All Rights Reserved.