steal the show

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steal the show

  1. (idiomatic, intransitive, entertainment) To be the best performer during a performance.
    • 2011 October 2, Jonathan Jurejko, “Bolton 1 - 5 Chelsea”, BBC Sport:
      And it was Lampard who stole the show with a vintage performance to silence some of his recent critics.

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