come up from behind

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come from behind

1. verb To overcome a deficit to win a game or competition. Our defense is truly terrible. How else do you explain that team coming from behind to beat us?
2. adjective Describing a victory in which the winning team or person overcomes a deficit in order to win. In this usage, the phrase is typically hyphenated. I turned the game off when they were down 6-0, so I missed their impressive come-from-behind win!
See also: behind, come

come up from behind

To improve one's position in relation to other people or things. I'm confident that you can come up from behind in the race for valedictorian.
See also: behind, come, up