be snatched out of the jaws of death

be snatched out of the jaws of death

To be rescued at the last moment from near or certain death. The drowning fishermen were snatched out of the jaws of death by a passing cruise ship. Thanks to the miraculous work of the world-renowned doctor, it seems that the woman has been snatched out of the jaws of death.
See also: death, jaw, of, out, snatch