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Sunday, April 01, 2012

"Stealing Someone's Thunder"

"Stealing someone's thunder" - Means to preempt; to draw attention away from someone else's achievement in favor of your own. Origin: English dramatist John Dennis invented a gadget for imitating the sound of thunder and introduced it in a play in the early 1700s. The play flopped but later he overheard someone else using his device in another play and someone "stole his thunder".

Each trying to steal the other's thunder!

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