Attract the most attention and praise.
- Anna described her younger sister as vivacious and ‘always stealing the show,’ which meant the attention of her parents and other adults.
- Does he want to steal the show and be the center of attention?
- He stole the show with his attack on the Opposition parties.
be the centre of attention, get all the attention, attract the most attention, be the focus of attention, be the main attraction, be the outstanding feature, put the others in the shade, be the high point/spot, be the best part, have all eyes on one, be the cynosure;
outshine, put in the shade, upstage, overshadow, eclipse, outclass, dwarf, tower above/over, put to shame
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