steal the show
Also, steal the spotlight. Be the center of attention, as in The speeches were interesting but Eliza's singing stole the show. This idiom alludes to unexpectedly outshining the rest of the cast in a theatrical production. [First half of 1900s]
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Policemen on the show joke about prison riots, bomb threats, and the shooting of unarmed civilians.'Babylon' Review: The Dumb Lives of Trigger-Happy Cops|Melissa Leon|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
France 24 is providing live, round-the-clock coverage of both scenes as they progress.
As soon as this attack [happened], Paris citizens came together to show were are not afraid, we are Charlie Hebdo.
And they might not have to wait that long to show their political heft.
Not actual CIA agents, but U.S. government personnel who have worked very closely with the CIA, and who are fans of the show.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
None other would dare to show herself unveiled to a stranger, and a white man at that.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
I shall show how it is possible thus to prolong life to the term set by God.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
Not only do children thus of themselves extend the scope of our commands, they show a disposition to make rules for themselves.Children's Ways|James Sully
He called upon the Order to show their title-deeds, but was met with a contemptuous refusal.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman