Stole my clothes - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
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.
steal someone's clothes appropriate someone's ideas or policies. British informal
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Lisa said: "The thief who stole my clothes
was a Victim Lisa supposed friend.
TEN BIZARRE EXCUSES 1 Fell out of bed and got knocked unconscious 2 Cows on motorway slowed down my journey 3 My cat was choking on a furball 4 Waiting to get the door repaired after an attempted break-in 5 I realised I still had my slippers on and had to go back home to change 6 My ex-boyfriend stole my clothes
7 Dog ate my car keys 8 A pigeon pooed on me and I had to go and wash my hair 9 The car caught fire 10 The toaster blew up