One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person or thing taking more than their fair share of attention.
- ‘Early season, it has been Swede Annika Sorenstam, easily the most dominant figure for the past 18 months, who has been the scene-stealer.’
- ‘But the real scene-stealer is the grand topiary in the grounds - a wondrous, motionless stampede of green elephants and giraffes.’
- ‘The grilled pancake with shrimp and leeks was the second scene-stealer of the night, though.’
- ‘The old pub here is full of movie memorabilia, but for me Silverton's real scene-stealers are two old Volkswagens.’
- ‘Some of the scene-stealers of the evening were the dancing kids, who brought smiles all around.’
- ‘Not to be outdone by those political scene-stealers in California, the Democratic presidential candidates have their own debate tonight in New Mexico.’
- ‘Too many patterns and dark jewel-tone colors turned the accent pillows into decorative scene-stealers.’
- ‘Actually, his entry was enough of a scene-stealer.’
- ‘The scene-stealer, going by the thunderous applause, is a man swallowing three live fish swimming in water and, after a while, spitting them out alive!’
- ‘The red-coloured open-top Baby Austin of 1925 was a scene-stealer.’
- ‘Adam Scott, a 23-year-old Australian, is the most accomplished and unabashed scene-stealer in the game.’
- ‘Judging from my mail, Rick's a real scene-stealer.’
- ‘Then came the scene-stealer - the superstar and megastar hugging each other - and the entire place exploded into brilliant silver as the flash bulbs kept popping frenziedly.’
- ‘Zinnias are scene-stealers so it's a challenge teaming them up with other plants.’
- ‘These are just the scene-stealers; there are also hundreds of smaller intricate designs such as figurines, jewelry and pottery.’
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