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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It was the Lady Troopers' third straight defeat since posting a 2-0 start that was capped by a five-set come-from-behind win over the Chocho Mucho FlyingTitans two weeks ago.
Al Sadd Club's Nbibi Jara and Sainey Jawo won the Amir Cup beach volleyball crown with a come-from-behind victory.
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Summary: London [UK], Oct 9 (ANI): Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's alleged comments on the touchline have attracted an investigation from the Football Association (FA) after the Old Trafford club's come-from-behind 3-2 win over Newcastle United.
KARACHI -- Pakistan Air Force (PAF) recorded a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Wapda here at the KPT Stadium on Thursday to win the National Challenge Cup for a second time.
Summary: Champions Ahed recorded a come-from-behind 3-1 win over Nejmeh Sunday to cap off a stunning league campaign in which the Beirut club went undefeated.
The Saint Benilde Lady Blazers, on the other hand, needed to buck a lethargic 0-2 start before hijacking a come-from-behind victory over Lyceum of the Philippines University in five sets, 22-25, 23-25, 25-14, 25-13, 15-10.
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The Seattle Seahawks pulled off an incredible and epic come-from-behind victory to defeat the Green Bay Packers and win the NFC Championship Sunday to advance to the Superbowl.
Drogba did not start but came on in the second half and helped provide the inspiration for a 2-1 come-from-behind win in Recife.
No problem for Kevin Durant who delivered a clutch three in the second overtime to give the Oklahoma City Thunder a stirring 119-118 come-from-behind victory.
The Blues returned to third with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Sunderland at Stamford Bridge, moving above Tottenham on goal difference after Spurs were held to a draw by sixth-placed Everton.
Sunday's come-from-behind 2-1 win at Everton moved them within four points of second-placed Manchester City and 11 behind leaders Manchester United, and they have a game in hand over both.
The midfielder extended his hot streak, where he has now scored nine times in the last 10 games, bagging both goals to inspire a come-from-behind victory.