snatch (someone) from the jaws of death

(redirected from snatched them from the jaws of death)
Like this video? Subscribe to our free daily email and get a new idiom video every day!

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
References in periodicals archive ?
A helicopter crew from Shannon snatched them from the jaws of death in a daring rescue in which the tips of the rotor blades were less then 30 feet from the cliff face.