steal (someone's) clothes

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steal (someone's) clothes

To advance or appropriate someone else's ideas, policies, or agendas as one's own. Many believe the challenger is really trying to steal the incumbent's clothes and beat him at his own game.
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steal someone's clothes

BRITISH, JOURNALISM
If a politician or political party steals another's clothes, they take their ideas or policies and pretend that these are their own. Instead, Labour has been allowed to steal the Conservatives' clothes by promising to involve the private-health sector. It would be stealing their political clothes — and few politicians can resist this opportunity.
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steal someone's clothes

appropriate someone's ideas or policies. British informal
See also: clothes, steal
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A PEEPING Tom who attached a mirror to the end of a piece of wood to spy on his next-door neighbour undressing is now being investigated for stealing her clothes.
She then forced a 13-year-old girl to strip to her under-wear before stealing her clothes, money and mobile phone.
The housekeeper needed four stitches in the back of her head after the incident, which prosecutors said happened after Campbell accused her of stealing her clothes.
The housekeeper needed four stitches in her head after the incident, which prosecutors said happened after Campbell accused her of stealing her clothes.