Steal someone’s thunder 搶人風頭

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主持人菲菲想給大家分享一個好消息,但 Rob 搶先一步,先宣佈了他的好消息。Rob 搶了菲菲的風頭,所以菲菲用了表達 “steal someone’s thunder” 來描述 Rob 的行為。聽他們的對話,學習如何使用這個地道表達。

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Feifei
Hello! 大家好,歡迎收聽 BBC英語教學的 “地道英語” 節目。我是菲菲。

Rob
… and me, Rob.

Feifei
Rob,我有一個激動人心的好消息要和大家分享!

Rob
Well, can I just tell everyone my news first?

Feifei
行,那你先分享你的好消息。

Rob
I passed my grade one guitar exam!

Feifei
Oh, well done, Rob! But you’ve stolen my thunder now!

Rob
Err… I’m not a thief, Feifei. I was just telling everyone my good news.

Feifei
我剛才說 “you’ve stolen my thunder”,意思是 “你搶了我的風頭”。我們用 “steal someone’s thunder” 來指 “搶先某人做了某事,搶了某人的風頭,搶了功勞,贏得稱讚”。 Rob, well done, enjoy the attention.

Rob
Thanks. Will these examples steal your thunder as well?

Examples
Joe stole my thunder by announcing his promotion before I got to tell everyone about mine!

She’s always stealing my thunder by telling people our news before I do.

I was telling a joke and he just interrupted me to tell a different one. He always steals my thunder.

Feifei
你正在收聽的是 “地道英語” 節目。上面,我們學習了 “steal someone’s thunder” 的意思和用法。So, Rob, you are now the focus of attention.

Rob
Why do you sound so angry?

Feifei
Well, I had some big news I wanted to share.

Rob
Oh! Go on then, tell everyone – share your important news.

Feifei
It’s just that I’ve been studying for years. I’ve passed my final exams and I am now a fully qualified brain surgeon.

Rob
Oh, I knew that. I saw the certificate on your desk. Yeah, well done.

Feifei
Thanks. Looks like you’ve stolen my thunder… again.

Rob
Bye.

Feifei
Bye.