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steal the spotlight

To garner attention or praise at the expense of someone or something else. My brother is the star athlete of our high school, so no matter what I succeed in, he's constantly stealing the spotlight. We were just about to announce our engagement when Jeff and Tina stole the spotlight and revealed that they were going to have a baby.
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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.
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Wildcard bet Jenaila Rose Prulla stole the spotlight from her higher-ranked foes to capture the girls singles title in the CPSP International Juniors Tennis Championships Week 2 at the Manila Polo Club claycourt over the weekend.
The unexpected change of House leadership stole the spotlight from the President during the 2018 Sona.
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MICHELLE Obama made a surprise appearance at the Grammy Awards as women stole the spotlight at this year's ceremony.
Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman almost stole the spotlight at the opening of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia's (PPBM) Armada youth wing annual general meeting tonight when he arrived with bandages on his cheek and chin.
Fil-Am wins as Miss Supranational 2018 first runner-up !-- -- Jan Milo Severo (philstar.com) - December 10, 2018 - 4:28pm MANILA, Philippines Apart from Philippine representative Jehza Huelar, another Filipina beauty queen stole the spotlight at the recently concluded Miss Supranational 2018 held in Poland.
The top three teams, Nautilus Swimming Club with 101 swimmers, British School Muscat Marlins with 97 swimmers and The American British Academy Vipers with 54 swimmers stole the spotlight. Many independent teams registered their swimmers for the meet.
The journalist said that Kate Middleton's mom, Carole Middleton, has been supportive of all of her daughter's endeavors, but she never once stole the spotlight from the Duchess of Cambridge.
It is the time when the six tribes of Hualien -- the Amis, Bunun, Kavalan, Sakizaya, Sediq and Truku -- converge to honor their traditional heritage, and this year it was the Amis and the signature song "Naluwan" that stole the spotlight.
Like all K-pop idols, he stole the spotlight with his perfect looks and effortless, stylish attire from Prada's 2018 S/S collection.
GAL GADOT THE actress, right, stole the spotlight from co-stars Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck at this week's premiere of Batman V Superman.
But Osborne has lost none of this political skills, as his [pounds sterling]520 million sugar tax on fizzy drinks stole the spotlight. Shares in drinks companies fell.
Woody previously stole the spotlight when Hardy took him to a press screening of the drama in the capital, rolling over and demanding a tummy rub on stage.
Huddersfield's Adam Clayton (inset) stole the spotlight in his side's home clash with Leicester by dying his beard the colours of his club.