snatch (someone) from the jaws of death

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snatch (someone) from the jaws of death

To rescue someone at the last moment from near or certain death. Thankfully, the EMTs arrived to the crash in time to snatch the woman and her child from the jaws of death.
See also: death, jaw, of, snatch
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It was such a different story in December 2005 when he survived against all odds when a transplant at Leeds St James' Hospital, snatched him from the jaws of death.
Lennox survived against all odds when a transplant at Leeds St James' Hospital, snatched him from the jaws of death in December 2005 with just hours to spare.
Lennox, now two-and-a-half, survived against all odds when a transplant snatched him from the jaws of death in December 2005 with just hours to spare.
The great love - which saw him survive against all odds when a transplant snatched him from the jaws of death in December 2005 - came mainly from devoted parents Amy and Simon, both 22, of Oak Road, Guisborough.