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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Pham's bold illustrations provide hilarious detail: Sheep 102's bossy, I-mean-business expressions will have readers rolling off the bed, as will Cow's attempt to steal the spotlight and document the occasion.
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