steal the spotlight

steal the spotlight

 and steal the show Fig.
to give the best performance in a show, play, or some other event; to get attention for oneself. The lead in the play was very good, but the butler stole the show. Ann always tries to steal the spotlight when she and I make a presentation.
See also: spotlight, steal
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ANIMALS In Love's Liz Bonnin: "I'm about to meet a bird that knows exactly how to steal the spotlight.
Jenner also recommended that Kourtney, who's expecting her third child with Disick, should leave the 31-year-old TV personality post declaring their wedding date, so that he can win her back before the nuptials, which would also help him steal the spotlight on the show, added the insider.
The teaser shows the beloved pair up to their old tricks, as Snoopy tries to steal the spotlight and Charlie Brown mutters his famous line "Good grief.
Exotic supercars often steal the spotlight during their debuts at the show.
5 WALL-E (2008) Robots Wall-E and Eve steal the spotlight in Andrew Stanton's Pixar animation, which tugs at the heartstrings.
It appears that the tiny tot is the biggest star of them all as she manages to steal the spotlight from both Aishwarya and Abhishek; at times even Amitabh doesn't stand a chance when she's around.
Iranian officials responded by denying some of the charges in the International Atomic Energy Agency report, which they said was timed to steal the spotlight from a Non-Aligned Movement summit they were hosting.
During Carmen's participation in 'Arab Idol', Abdullah had stated that he sees a rising star in Carmen and that she will steal the spotlight from Lebanese singers Nancy Ajram and Haifa Wahbe.
Helena joked afterwards that Nell had tried to steal the spotlight during the ceremony.
FIVE DREAM, who on Saturday excelled himself when defying odds of 66-1 to chase home stablemate Big Buck's in the Long Walk Hurdle, will get the chance to steal the spotlight at Cheltenham next month after Paul Nicholls confirmed him an intended runner in the Cleeve Hurdle.
Rick Perry already has at least one strategy in his campaign arsenal: steal the spotlight.
Jumblat, who is trying to save his family's leadership of the Druze people in Lebanon by apologizing to Syria, was always someone who could steal the spotlight even in his weakest political days," Saghieh said.
They (almost) threaten to steal the spotlight from headliners Sam Kane and Bernie Nolan who play Joe and his long-suffering wife.
She can attend any event and steal the spotlight with the great outfits she can find only at Catherines.
Agoura's supporting cast was ready to steal the spotlight by the time they reached Tuesday's Southern Section Div.