come 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 advance in competition; to improve one's position relative to the positions of other things or people. The horse was working hard to come up from behind. Lee was losing in the election, but he began to come from behind in the last week.
See also: behind, come

come from behind

to advance from a losing position. (Alludes to being behind in a score or in a race.) Our team came from behind to win the game. The horse I bet on came from behind and almost placed second.
See also: behind, come

come from behind

Also, come up from behind. Advance from the rear or from a losing position, as in You can expect the Mets to come from behind before the season is over, or The polls say our candidate is coming up from behind. This idiom, which originated in horse racing, was first transferred to scores in various sports and later to more general use.
See also: behind, come
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Summary: Melbourne [Australia], January 14 (ANI): Continuing his good form from the last season, Indian tennis player Yuki Bhambri has qualified for the Australian Open with a come-from-behind win against Canada's Peter Polansky.
RUPERT Zaragosa closed out with a second straight three-under-par 69 yesterday and completed a come-from-behind win in the Philippine Junior Amateur stroke play championship at Sherwood Hills in Cavite.
Summary: Defending champions Nejmeh stayed within touching distance of leaders Ansar with a come-from-behind victory over Shaba al-Ghazieh Sunday, while Ahed also registered a crucial 1-0 win against Salam Zgharta in matchday 14 of the Lebanese Premier League.
The 11-time cup winners kick-started their quest beating Al Najma with a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over 10-time champions Al Najma in the quarter-finals, which was followed by a comprehensive 3-0 win against Busaiteen.
TENNIS: Andy Murray will take heart from his battling come-from-behind victory over Rainer Schuettler as he bids for a place in the semi-finals of the Qatar Open.
14-ranked 49ers (7-8, 4-7 MPSF) to the come-from-behind victory over the No.
When New York Mets slugger Carlos Delgado smashed a Grand Slam in Tuesday night's stirring come-from-behind victory over the St.
Billy engaged the crowd with his story of his 1964 stirring come-from-behind victory in the 10,000 meters.
Bath put a poor first match behind them to thump London Wasps 36-12 on Sunday and were raised accordingly by both firms, but Northampton were lowered a couple of points by Sporting after a come-from-behind success against unfancied London Irish.
WYCOMBE Wanderers have all but guaranteed their Division Two safety following a come-from-behind victory at rock bottom Chesterfield.
Joseph 34: Palmdale used a 13-0 run that stretched eight minutes of the second half to give Palmdale the come-from-behind victory over visiting St.
Style points: After Gomez and Harvard Avenue made up 10 lengths in the stretch and rallied from last to win the El Conejo Handicap at Santa Anita on Monday, trainer Doug O'Neill compared Gomez to the local Hall of Famer best remembered for come-from-behind rides.