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scene-stealer

[ seen-stee-ler ]
/ ˈsinˌsti lər /
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noun

a performer in a play, motion picture, etc., who by charm, talent, or artifice, draws most of the audience's attention, often away from the leading performers.

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Origin of scene-stealer

First recorded in 1945–50
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