March 23, 2006

steal one’s thunder

Posted in Idioms at 9:53 am by Feng

steal one’s thunder — to do something that takes attention away from someone else [freedict]

In Friends, Monica was ecstatic on the day of her engagement. However, she got mad at seeing Rachel and Ross kissing each other. She thought if others knew Rachel and Ross were getting back together, she would get less attention and blessing. She shouted to Rachel, “You always try to steal my thunder!” The origin of this phrase is interesting.


  1. Joe said,

    “Monica’s thunder”, I have a really good impression of this episode in the series 7 of “friends” as well. Quite enjoying the original story, thanks for finding such an interesting scene behind 🙂

  2. Feng said,

    Thanks. I find your blog interesting too.

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