Значение идиомы steal one’s thunder

[steal one’s thunder] {v. phr.} To do or say something, intentionally or not, that another person has planned to say or do.

Fred intended to nominate Bill for president, but John got up firstand stole Fred’s thunder.

Mary was going to sing “Oh! Susanna,”but Ellen did it first and Mary said Ellen had stolen her thunder.

Smith heard that Jones was going to offer a new law which peoplewanted, so he himself proposed the law first, stealing Jones’thunder.

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Значение идиомы steal one’s thunder